Project Arts Centre

Temple Bar, Dublin

Project Arts Centre 5 Dec 2002

Crash hosts a major new festival of contemporary music in Dublin, featuring Nordic and Irish composers and performers. For complete festival details see click here. The opening concert features many of the ensembles who will perform later in the festival, and on this occasion Crash contributes two works:

Project Arts Centre 6 Dec 2002

As part of Up North festival, Crash gives one of the key note concerts, featuring three world premières, including two works specially commissioned for this event. As well as featuring Irish composers Gerald Barry and John Godfrey, the programme also features Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic and Finnish works, including Crash's first performance of a work by celebrated Finnish composer Magnus Lindberg.

Project Arts Centre April 2001

In a cheeky homage to the influence of the canon, the April 2001 event - Crash Does the Canon - featured some contemporary classics by Reich, Carter and Ligeti alongside specially commissioned electronic works by young composers Jürgen Simpson, and Judith Ring, and techno artist Donnacha Costello. To set the tone of the concert Crash made its first foray into the works of JS Bach but unfortunately the composer was unable to be present for the event.

2x2x5 - Daghdha Dance 2001

31st October, 1st, 2nd, & 3rd November 2001
Project Arts Centre, Dublin

In a unique collaboration with Daghdha Dance, 2x2x5 was an event of dance duets by five choreographers with a specially written score by Crash's Artistic Director, Donnacha Dennehy. It was performed throughout Ireland. The music has subsequently been performed in its own right, under the title To Herbert Brün.

Project Arts Centre Dec 2001

The final event in Crash's 16 month residency at Project Arts Centre was one of Crash's by now traditionally, decidedly and purposefully unfestive Christmas concerts. As well as Donnacha Dennehy's recently composed To Herbert Brün, the programme presented to Irish audiences for the first time the work of iconoclastic British born Netherlands resident composer Richard Ayres.

Project Arts Centre Oct 2000

In a concert that celebrated the work of artists who consistently challenge the way music is heard and played, Crash Ensemble and special guest, renowned British pianist Joanna MacGregor, performed a programme of music revolving around the work of John Cage.

Project Arts Centre 2000

In a stimulating collaboration with Dutch contemporary music expert and bass clarinetest, Harry Sparnaay, Crash presented the Irish premières of a number of Dutch composers side by side with five Irish works. Sparnaay performed in the first performance of a new work by Ian Wilson specially commissioned by Crash. Also among the Irish works was Jennifer Walshe's award winning- As mo cheann.