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, 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.
Officially released Saturday 14th September, via Crash Records. Listen/buy the album here:
Crash ensemble also commissioned filmmakers Feel Good Lost and Laura Sheehan to capture and respond to this intimate portrait of new music in Ireland. As much a tribute to the stunning landscapes of Ireland as it is a concert tour, CrashLands created a magical experience for live audiences. Watch CrashLands videos at https://www.crashensemble.com/crashlands
“Crash Ensemble, an Irish new-music collective with international cachet and considerable chops.” –The Washington Post
FUNDING All works commissioned by Crash Ensemble with support from the Arts Council of Ireland. Recording supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and Dublin City Council.