Engage Arts Festival- Bandon

Friday 26th August, 2011

HOW ABOUT NOW
We are delighted to announce that we will be returning to Cork, following the fantastic success of the Reich Effect at Cork Opera House last July. This time we are heading west to the Bandon Engage Arts Festival on September 24th with a totally new programme of music and video.

There is a real energy out there among younger composers, and so Crash Ensemble's concert at Bandon's Engage Festival focuses on the most exciting new music emerging today among this generation of composers in Ireland and the United States.  We feature two Irish premieres by Nico Muhly, whom the Daily Telegraph calls "the hottest composer on the planet". Along with the Irish premiere of the dynamic and driven Velvet Hammer by the young American, Sean Friar,  How About Now includes music by  some of Ireland's most distinctive new composers, David Fennessy, Sinéad Meaney, Judith Ring, Benedict Schlepper-Connolly, and the two Corkonians, Linda and Irene Buckley.

Programme
Nico Muhly: It goes without saying [IRISH PREMIERE]
Ben Schlepper-Connolly: Star
Judith Ring: Up to my F-holes
Linda Buckley: Fiol
Nico Muhly: How about now [EUROPEAN PREMIERE]
David Fenessey: The Room is the Resonator
Irene Buckley: Evolution of close double stars
Sean Friar: Velvet Hammer [IRISH PREMIERE]

For more details on Engage Arts Festival see www.engageartsfestival.com