Commissions

The Ensemble is committed to broadening the music on offer to audiences by commissioning new work by internationally acclaimed composers and up-and-coming composing talents.

 

Composers currently writing for Crash Ensemble:

  • Daníel Bjarnason 
  • Sam Perkin

The Ensemble has commissioned  the following composers and works:

Kevin Volans: C. Roll. A. eS. H., 2017 

Julia Wolfe: A Wild Furze, 2017

Ed Bennett: Accel..., 2017

Naomi Pinnock: Between, 2017

Donnacha Dennehy: TBC, 2017

Michael Gordon: Cake2017

Linda Buckley: chrysalism, 2017

Tansy Davies: Antenoux, 2017

Sean Clancy: Eleven Lines of Music Slope Down and Eventually Stop, 2017

Kate Moore: Music Box, 2017

Amanda Feery: Vultures, 2017

Peter Adriaansz: Crash Codes (No. 62), 2017

Andrew Hamilton: Music for Donkeys who like Music, 2017

Roger Doyle: UX, 2017

David Lang: Super Chill, 2017

Paul Lansky: Audacity, 2017

Ann Cleare: fiáin, 2017

Christopher Mayo: Streets become Liars, 2017

Garrett Sholdice: The Root and the Crown, 2016

Linda Buckley: Torann, 2015

Dave Flynn: Joy, 2014

Valgeir Sigursson: Ghosts, 2013

Michael Gordon: Dry, 2013

Glenn Branca: Thought, 2012

Daniel Figgis: Dimmerswitch, 2012

Nico Muhly:  Drones, Variation, Ornaments, 2011

Andrew Hamilton: Music for people who like art, 2011

Dan Trueman:  'W...', 2011

Ed Bennett: Stop Motion Music, 2010

Christopher Fox: Extended Play, 2009

Michael Smetanin: Shatter, 2008

David Lang: Forced March, 2008

Gerald Barry: First Sorrow, 2007

Arnold Dreyblatt: Resonant Relations, 2004

Kevin Volans: 1000 bars, 2002, Nine Beginnings 2009, Looping Point, 2012

Donnacha Dennehy: Junk Box Fraud, 1997

 

Composers/works commissioned for Crash from our friends and partners:

Deirdre Gribbin: Invitation to a Journey, 2015 . Commissed by CoisCeim for Crash Ensemble. 

Jonathan Nangle: Pause, 2015. Commissioned by The Dock Arts Centre for Crash Ensemble. 

Donnacha Dennehy: The Last Hotel, 2015. Commissioned by Landmark Productions and Wide Open Opera, with generous funding from The Arts Council of Ireland and Culture Ireland.

Niall Vallely: Time Flying, 2014 Commissioned by the Cork Opera House for Crash Ensemble

Donnacha Dennehy: That The Night Come, 2010. Commissioned by and written for Dawn Upshaw (and the Crash Ensemble) with funding provided by the Arts Council of Ireland.

Donnacha Dennehy: Grá agus Bás, 2007. Commissioned by Trinity College, Dublin. 

Terry Riley: Loops for Ancient-Giant-Nude-Hairy Warriors Racing Down the Slopes of Battle/ Ancient-Giant-Nude-Hairy Warriors Racing Down the Slopes of Battle, 2007. Commissioned by Louth Contemporary Music Society for a performance by Crash Ensemble at Drogheda Arts Festival.