Crash Ensemble have just returned from an extremely successful concert in New York City. Their NYC debut was very well received and today the New York Times' Allan Kozinn let everyone else know what they missed!
The program was recorded for New Sounds Live on WNYC, 93.3 FM, and will be broadcast on April 10 and 11. As it will be slightly difficult to listen to it live here in Ireland, WNYC will be archiving the recording after the broadcast and we will post the link so you can check it out yourselves!
From today’s New York Times:
“a magnificently energetic, wildly cacophonous vocal work”
“the Irish new-music band that plays with the energy and spirit of a rock group”
“Iarla O Lionaird sang the Gaelic text with simplicity and directness in a plaintive folk style, and the ensemble — amplified strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion and electric guitar, with Alan Pierson conducting — gave it a powerful account”