In the ruined splendour of the gothic Duckett’s Grove at dusk, and closing out Carlow Arts Festival 2017, Crash Ensemble present Crash Lands - a groundbreaking new music project. This ambitious collaboration commissions and showcases new work from 20 Irish and international composers. A live performance of two of these pieces will be premièred at Carlow Arts Festival to mark the 20th anniversary of the company.
Renowned Dublin based contemporary ensemble perform an outdoor on-location recital at sunset
CRASH ENSEMBLE PRESENTS
Out of the concert hall and into the countryside.
To mark their 20th anniversary at the cutting edge of contemporary classical music, Crash Ensemble presents CrashLands - a ground breaking new music project. This ambitious collaboration commissions and showcases new work from 20 Irish and international composers. Live performances will be set in unusual rural locations scattered across their native homeland of Ireland.
Crash Ensemble will present 20 new music world premieres by composers including Michael Gordon, Julia Wolfe, David Lang, Nico Muhly, Peter Adriaansz, Tansy Davies, Kate Moore, Paul Lansky, Donnacha Dennehy, Gerald Barry, Roger Doyle, Andrew Hamilton, Sean Clancy, Jennifer Walsh, Amanda Feery, Ann Cleare, Kevin Volans, Linda Buckley, Ed Bennett, and one more name to be announced.
CrashLands aims to break free of tradition by bringing new elements to the creative process including film and poetry. Crash Ensemble have commissioned filmmaker + cinematographer Brendan Canty (Feel Good Lost) and bi-lingual poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa to capture and respond to this intimate portrait of new music in Ireland. As much a tribute to the stunning landscapes of Ireland as it is a concert tour, CrashLands will create a magical experience for live audiences and audiences around the world viawww.crashlands.ie
Two pieces of 20 will be premiered at Duckett's Grove, Carlow, as part of the Carlow Arts Festival, on Tuesday 13th June, at sunset, 9.15pm. This is a free event but ticketed, book early to avoid disappointment.
The CrashLands music project is generously funded by the Arts Council