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Crashlands: Projected


Take to the streets of Dublin prior to and during New Music Dublin to experience Crashlands - a groundbreaking music and film project to mark Crash Ensemble’s 20th anniversary. Films will be projected in and around public buildings across the city. Smartphones may be required for some locations.

Locations will be revealed in early February via the New Music Dublin newsletter and social media. Sign up and follow us for details!

Crashlands - Crash Ensemble's tribute to the stunning landscapes of Ireland and the extraordinary work of the composers involved.

To mark their 20th anniversary at the cutting edge of contemporary classical music, Crash Ensemble recently announced CrashLands - a ground breaking new music and film project. This ambitious collaboration commissioned and showcased new work from 20 Irish and international composers with a series of filmed live performances set in unusual locations scattered across Ireland. During NMD 2018 you can see and hear the work of composers Michael Gordon, Julia Wolfe, David Lang, Nico Muhly, Peter Adriaansz, Tansy Davies, Kate Moore, Paul Lansky, Donnacha Dennehy, Gerald Barry, Roger Doyle, Andrew Hamilton, Sean Clancy, Jennifer Walsh, Amanda Feery, Ann Cleare, Kevin Volans, Linda Buckley and Ed Bennett in a series of films shot in concert by filmmaker Brendan Canty (best known for the Hozier video 'Take Me To Church') with bi-lingual poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa. The locations for the showing of these films across Dublin will be revealed closer to the festival via our New Music Dublin newsletter and social media. Sign up or follow for details!

Crash Ensemble. Photo courtesy of artists. Crash Ensemble. Photo courtesy of artists.

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.

Founded in 1997 by composer Donnacha Dennehy, clarinettist Michael Seaver and pianist/composer Andrew Synnott, some of the most distinctive living composers in the world 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, Íarla Ó Lionáird (The Gloaming), Bryce Dessner (The National), Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), Sam Amidon, Dawn Upshaw, Julie Feeney, Lisa Hannigan and Beth Orton.

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).

Media Credits

Header/Audio: © Crash Ensemble: Crashlands
Overview images:
Crash Ensemble. Photo courtesy of artists.
Crash Ensemble. Photo courtesy of artists.

The Irish Times

Read about the Crashlands series of live concerts here -




From early February through to March 5th.