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:
- Christopher Mayo
The Ensemble has commissioned the following composers and works:
Garrett Sholdice: The Rose 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
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
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.
Niall Vallely, Time Flying, 2014 Commissioned by the Cork Opera House for Crash Ensemble
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.