Crash Ensemble Ghosts Bedroom Community BUY Featuring works…

Crash Ensemble


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Featuring works by Nico Muhly, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Donnacha Dennehy.
Crash Ensemble has already cemented its place at the center of Irish contemporary music in the early 21st century. “Ghosts simply confirms the band’s importance.” – John Schaefer

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About Crash Ensemble

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.

Crash Ensemble, an Irish new-music collective with international cachet and considerable chops. –The Washington Post

Founded in 1997 by composer Donnacha Dennehy, some of the most distinctive living composers have written for the group, including Terry Riley, David Lang, Michael Gordon, Louis Andriessen, Arnold Dreyblatt, Kevin Volans, Glen Branca, Nico Muhly and Gerald Barry.

Many well-known artists from diverse musical backgrounds have performed with the ensemble; Gavin Friday, Dawn Upshaw, Julie Feeney, Lisa Hannigan, Íarla Ó Lionáird (The Gloaming), Bryce Dessner (The National), Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), Sam Amidon and Beth Orton.

Crash have recordings on NMC, Cantaloupe, Nonesuch and Bedroom Community labels.

As well as performing throughout Ireland, Crash regularly perform internationally, with appearances in the last few years at the Edinburgh International Festival, The Royal Opera House (London), The Barbican (London), Carnegie Hall (NYC) The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington DC), Virginia Tech (Virginia), GAIDA Festival (Lithuania) and residencies at The Huddersfield Contemporary Music festival (UK) and Princeton University (NJ).

Crash Ensemble are adventurous, innovative and ambitious.

Who We Are

Crash Ensemble are a group of 10 musicians; Violin, Viola, Cello, Double/ Electric Bass, Flute, Clarinet, Trombone, Percussion, Piano, Electric Guitar. Mainly Irish (born or adopted), many of the group have been with Crash since its founding in 1997, or joined a few years later.

Cellist, Kate Ellis is the ensemble’s Artistic Director. Composer Donnacha Dennehy founded the ensemble and is our Artistic Partner.

As an amplified ensemble our production crew are also a key part of the group.

We are based in Dublin, Ireland.

Lisa Dowdall Viola
Susan Doyle Flute
Kate Ellis Artistic Director / Cello
John Godfrey Guitar, Keyboards
Owen Gunnell Percussion
Roddy O’Keeffe Trombone
Deirdre O’Leary Clarinet/bass clarinet
Alex Petcu Percussion
Malachy Robinson Double Bass
Andrew Zolinsky Piano, keyboards
Alan Pierson Principal Conductor
Aedín Cosgrove Lighting Designer
Adrian Hart Production Manager and Electronics

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John Schaefer

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