The Last Hotel: Donnacha Dennehy

“The Last Hotel unleashes a thrilling musical energy. Dennehy’s 12-piece ensemble includes accordion, electric guitar and heavy percussion, and thrums with a savage, unstoppable groove, shouting the unspeakable, seething with emotions that characters are too numb to express. It’s propulsive, gritty and rich.” — The Guardian

This recording of The Last Hotel is culled from a 2017 live performance at Les Théâtres de la Ville in Luxembourg, with additional recording and mixing done at Teldex Studio Berlin.

Released on Cantaloupe Music 

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Grey Area: Sam Perkin

Composed by Sam Perkin. Performed by Crash Ensemble. Grey Area was commissioned by Engage Arts Festival, Bandon to the Sea with funds from the Arts Council. This is the debut release under Crash Records.

Release date: 19 April 2019


Andrew Hamilton: Music for People

Track Listing: 

music for people who like art

To The People

music for roger casement


Michelle O'Rourke voice
Juliet Fraser soprano
Maxime Echardour percussion
Crash Ensemble
Ives Ensemble
Alan Pierson conductor

Release date:

20 April 2018

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Ghosts: Crash Ensemble (2017)

First release on Bedroom Community label featuring newly commissioned works by Valgeir Sigurðsson, Donnacha Dennehy and Nico Muhly. 


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Forced March: David Lang

Cantaloupe kicks off Bang on a Can's 30th anniversary year with the digital release of David Lang's "forced march," from his forthcoming large ensemble CD writing on water. Recorded at Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin (famous for its connection to U2's seminal rock album The Joshua Tree) and performed by the Crash Ensemble, the piece embodies a marauding rock sensibility within a classical framework, and features John Godfrey on electric guitar, Malachy Robinson on bass, and Owen Gunnell on percussion.

Conducted by Alan Pierson
Produced, edited and mixed by Donnacha Dennehy

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Barry Meets Beethoven (2016)

Ireland’s leading vocal ensemble releases an album of works by Irish composer Gerald Barry, featuring premieres of two major works that dramatise key episodes in the life of Beethoven.

Chamber Choir Ireland has earned a reputation for its innovative programming and committed singing style, especially in the field of contemporary choral music.

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.

Donnacha Dennehy: Grá agus Bás (2011)

Various composers: Resonant Relations (2008)

Performed by Crash Ensemble

Donnacha Dennehy: Elastic Harmonic (2007)

Composed by Donnacha Dennehy: Elastic Harmonic features performances by Crash Ensemble, Darragh Morgan, Ensemble Integrales & RTE National Symphony Orchestra.

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