“I like to represent now. The era I life in. If we don’t do miniatures of what we do now, how will it be represented in the future?”
Crash Ensemble – contemporary Dublin ensemble
What you may need to know…
01. Crash Ensemble was formed in 1997 by composer Donnacha Dennehy, and are dedicated to bringing the contemporary to the classical sphere, in particular the commission and performance of work by new artists.
02. They’ve worked with a range of leading lights in new music, numbering among them: Steve Reich, Gavin Friday, Dawn Upshaw, Terry Riley, David Lang, Íarla Ó Lionáird, Julie Feeney, Gerald Barry, Gavin Bryars, Michael Gordon, David Lang and Louis Andriessen. They’ve also received 5-star reviews from the like of the Guardian.
03. Streaming above is their performance, led by Katie Kim, of Kim’s Wide Hand, as part of Salt Interventions, their collaborative live reinterpretation of Kim’s Choice-nominated album Salt.
04. You can witness this collaboration for yourself live on Saturday night, as Salt Interventions takes in a Dublin date at the Grand Social, as part of the MusicTown programme of events.
Thoughts: Approaching their twentieth anniversary, Crash Ensemble remain at the forefront of music in Ireland.