The Ensemble is committed to broadening the music on offer to audiences by commissioning new work by internationally acclaimed composers and up-and-coming composing talents.
Composers currently writing for Crash Ensemble:
- Matthew Whittall, commissioned by Musica Nova 2019
- Daníel Bjarnason
The Ensemble has commissioned the following composers and works:
Kevin Volans: C. Roll. A. eS. H., 2017
Julia Wolfe: A Wild Furze, 2017
Ed Bennett: Accel..., 2017
Naomi Pinnock: Between, 2017
Donnacha Dennehy: Canons and Overtones, 2017
Michael Gordon: Cake, 2017
Linda Buckley: chrysalism, 2017
Tansy Davies: Antenoux, 2017
Sean Clancy: Eleven Lines of Music Slope Down and Eventually Stop, 2017
Kate Moore: Music Box, 2017
Amanda Feery: Vultures, 2017
Peter Adriaansz: Crash Codes (No. 62), 2017
Andrew Hamilton: Music for Donkeys who like Music, 2017
Roger Doyle: UX, 2017
David Lang: Super Chill, 2017
Paul Lansky: Audacity, 2017
Ann Cleare: fiáin, 2017
Christopher Mayo: Streets become Liars, 2017
Garrett Sholdice: The Root and the Crown, 2016
Linda Buckley: Torann, 2015
Dave Flynn: Joy, 2014
Valgeir Sigursson: Ghosts, 2013
Michael Gordon: Dry, 2013
Glenn Branca: Thought, 2012
Daniel Figgis: Dimmerswitch, 2012
Nico Muhly: Drones, Variation, Ornaments, 2011
Andrew Hamilton: Music for people who like art, 2011
Dan Trueman: 'W...', 2011
Ed Bennett: Stop Motion Music, 2010
Christopher Fox: Extended Play, 2009
Michael Smetanin: Shatter, 2008
David Lang: Forced March, 2008
Gerald Barry: First Sorrow, 2007
Arnold Dreyblatt: Resonant Relations, 2004
Kevin Volans: 1000 bars, 2002, Nine Beginnings 2009, Looping Point, 2012
Donnacha Dennehy: Junk Box Fraud, 1997
Composers/works commissioned for Crash from our friends and partners:
Sam Perkin: Grey Area, 2016. Commissed by Engage Arts Festival, Bandon to the Sea, for Crash Ensemble.
Deirdre Gribbin: Invitation to a Journey, 2015. Commissed by CoisCeim for Crash Ensemble.
Jonathan Nangle: Pause, 2015. Commissioned by The Dock Arts Centre for Crash Ensemble.
Donnacha Dennehy: The Last Hotel, 2015. Commissioned by Landmark Productions and Wide Open Opera, with generous funding from The Arts Council of Ireland and Culture Ireland.
Niall Vallely: Time Flying, 2014 Commissioned by the Cork Opera House for Crash Ensemble
Donnacha Dennehy: That The Night Come, 2010. Commissioned by and written for Dawn Upshaw (and the Crash Ensemble) with funding provided by the Arts Council of Ireland.
Donnacha Dennehy: Grá agus Bás, 2007. Commissioned by Trinity College, Dublin.
Terry Riley: Loops for Ancient-Giant-Nude-Hairy Warriors Racing Down the Slopes of Battle/ Ancient-Giant-Nude-Hairy Warriors Racing Down the Slopes of Battle, 2007. Commissioned by Louth Contemporary Music Society for a performance by Crash Ensemble at Drogheda Arts Festival.