From Crash Ensemble: “Free State 11”

From Crash Ensemble


Sundays at Noon
12noon, 9th December 2018, The Hugh Lane Gallery
Free Entry

Crash Ensemble return to The Hugh Lane Gallery for the popular Sundays at Noon series. Performing the world premiere of Grave Goods by Composer-in-Residence Barry O’Halpin, alongside Unsuk Chin’s clarinet solo Advice from a Caterpiller, Adrian Hart’s Sraith and O’Halpin’s Lipids.

Barry O Halpin: Grave Goods [world premiere]
Adrian Hart: Sraith
Deirdre McKay: between
Unsuk Chin: Advice from a Caterpillar
Barry O Halpin: Lipids

Be sure to arrive early to reserve your seat, and enjoy the gallery exhibition following the performance.

Clarinet: Deirdre O’Leary
Cello: Kate Ellis
Electric Guitar: Barry O’Halpin
Free State 11 commissioned composers
New Music Dublin have commissioned six composers to write for Crash to be performed at Free State 11 as part of the festival in 2019.

Each composer will be mentored by Gráinne Mulvey, have their commissions workshopped by Crash.

Anselm McDonnell
David Bremner
Chris McCormack
Guillaume Auvray
Elis Czerniak
Maria Minguella

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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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