Crash Ensemble Autumn National Tour

Friday 9th November, 2007

Crash Ensemble and Iarla Ó Lionáird to perform world premier of new Dennehy Sean Nós settings as part of 10th Anniversary national tour
 
Friday November 16th | Sionna Festival, Limerick
Thursday November 22nd | UCC, Cork
Friday November 23rd | Baile Mhuirne, West Cork

 
After a triumphant debut in New York, Crash Ensemble, Ireland’s foremost contemporary classical ensemble, will perform the world premiere of a new set of Sean Nós settings for Iarla Ó Lionáird.
 
Written by Crash Ensemble’s Artistic Director and Composer Donnacha Dennehy, this national tour is to mark the 10th Anniversary celebrations of a company renowned for its compositions and interpretations of cutting-edge music.
 
The programme includes the 2nd Irish performance of the highly acclaimed Grá agus Bás, written by Dennehy for Ó Lionáird as well as a new setting of the Sean Nós song, Aisling Gheal.  Also featuring will be a new piece by grandfather of minimalism, Terry Riley, written for Crash Ensemble and LCMS - Loops for Ancient Giant Nude Hairy Warriors Racing Down the Slopes of Battle – which evokes scenes of ancient celtic Ireland and is heavily inspired by old Irish art.
 
The concerts will also feature work by Ziporyn. Alan Pierson, of New York-based ensemble Alarm Will Sound, will be conducting and performing in the concerts.
 
FULL PROGRAMME
Crash Ensemble – Strange Folk
Aisling Gheal (Dennehy)
Loops for Ancient Giant Nude Hairy Warriors Racing Down the Slopes of Battle (Riley)
Kebyar Maya (Ziporyn)
Grá agus Bás (Dennehy)