Crash Ensemble is Ireland’s leading new music ensemble; a group of world-class musicians who play the most adventurous, ground-breaking music of today.
To mark their 20th anniversary, Crash Ensemble presented CrashLands - new works from 20 Irish and international composers, which premiered in rural locations scattered across their native homeland of Ireland.
CrashLands, the album, is the studio recording of nineteen of those works by some of the leading composers of new music - Peter Adriaansz, Gerald Barry, Ed Bennett, Linda Buckley, Séan Clancy, Ann Cleare, Tansy Davies, Donnacha Dennehy, Roger Doyle, Amanda Feery, Michael Gordon, Andrew Hamilton, David Lang, Paul Lansky, Kate Moore, Nico Muhly, Naomi Pinnock, Kevin Volans and Julia Wolfe.
To celebrate the release of this album, Crash Ensemble will perform a special free show at the newly reopened Kino, in Cork, as part of Sounds from a Safe Harbour festival, 3pm, Saturday 14th September.
They will perform ‘Loops for Ancient-Giant-Nude-Hairy-Warriors Racing Down the Slopes of Battle’ by Terry Riley, ‘Accel’ by Ed Bennet, and will also present the Cork premiere of
‘Grey Area’ by local composer Sam Perkins. Following the performances, there will be a screening of CrashLands videos by commissioned filmmakers Feel Good Lost and Laura Sheehan.
“Crash Ensemble, an Irish new-music collective with international cachet and considerable chops.” -The Washington Post