Solos and Multiples

Crash Ensemble has always endeavoured to programme without restriction (often reducing and expanding the group for particular works) and had for sometime wanted to design an event around the notion of the solo work within the context of the Ensemble. In ‘Solos & Multiples’ we presented works where only one instrument was features to varying mutiplications. Works included were for solo clarinet, the World Premiere of Ian Wilson’s Schattentiefe for Double Bass using a new compositional technique where the performer performs the work with himself by recording sections live in performance, the Irish Premiere of Kevin Volans’ Cikada for two pianos with the composer himself at one of the pianos and Cello Counterpoint for eight Cellos.