"We are thrilled that the ever-inventive Daniel Figgis will be writing a piece for us. We have been fans of his since we first heard his wonderful album, Skipper, and are excited to discover what he will invent for us."
Donnacha Dennehy, Artistic Director, Crash Ensemble.
Daniel Figgis is known for his internationally acclaimed and hugely influential album Skipper and his monumental site-specific events with live ensemble, including the highly prestigious commission PHOTO-FINISH (with shortcuts) which marked the 20th anniversary celebrations of arts at the World Financial Center and,most recently, the highly successful 'THE BATTLE oF SPEEDS -phase 1' in Marlay Park, Dublin, last year.
Daniel's curatorial projects include the seminal festival of one-off collaborations 'poisonhats' in Dublin (2001) and his New York festival of New Irish Music 'Snakes & Ladders' which hit Broadway in 2010.
"Having long admired the Crash it is an honour to adventure with an ensemble at the very height of their powers"
Daniel's work for our full ensemble with tape will be premiered as part of our 2012 programme.
Crash Ensemble's commissioning series continues its commitment to collaborating on and performing the world’s most ground-breaking new music.
This Daniel Figgis commission by Crash Ensemble is supported by the Arts Council Commission Award (2011).
For more information on Daniel Figgis www.danielfiggis.com
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