Young Americans


Liberty Hall,
Eden Quay, Dublin 1

Friday, 25 November 2011


Friday 25th November 2011. 8pm. Liberty Hall, 95 Talbot St. Dublin 1

Tickets: €25 /€18 conc. Booking fee included. 

Booking: www.tickets.ie

 

Pre-show public interview with Nico Muhly by Bernard Clarke, Nova, RTÉ Lyric FM

6.00pm, 25th November in Liberty Hall’s Connolly room

€3 with gig ticket (€6 on door without ticket)

About

This diverse concert will include fresh and exciting pieces by dynamic and accomplished composers including:Sean Friar, whose 'Velvet Hammer' has been nominated for this year's Gaudeamus Prize;Timothy Andres, who Alex Ross says “achieves an unhurried grandeur that has rarely been felt in American music since John Adams";Missy Mazzoli, 'Brooklyn's post-millenial Mozart' (Time Out NY); and Ken Ueno, winner of the 2010-2011 Berlin Prize, whose music pushes the boundaries of perception and whose influences range from Tuvan throat-singing and Heavy Metal subtone vocals to Japanese traditional music. 
We are also very excited to be performing three pieces, including the WORLD PREMIERE of a commission written especially for Crash Ensemble by the staggeringly successful, NICO MUHLY.
Muhly's first opera, Two Boys, was premiered by the ENO this summer to critical acclaim. He is also well known for his collaborations with artists such as Antony and the Johnsons, Bjork and Jonsi from Sigur Rós. His film credits include scores for Joshua (2007), and Best Picture nominee The Reader (2008). 
"I have always been a huge fan of the Crash Ensemble; I am inherently trustful of ensembles that are copiloted by composers and performers. Crash have premiered a billion new pieces, and I am hugely honored to be one of the newest commissionees."Nico Muhly
Muhly's new work for Crash Ensemble was commissioned using funds provided by the Arts Council of Ireland.