CRASHLANDS: Earagail Arts Festival

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Crash Ensemble perform an outdoor on-location recital at sunset, at the lighthouse on Aranmore as part of Earagail Arts Festival.

Out of the concert hall and into the countryside.

To mark their 20th anniversary at the cutting edge of contemporary classical music, Crash Ensemble presents CrashLands - a ground breaking new music project. This ambitious collaboration commissions and showcases new work from 20 Irish and international composers. Live performances will be set in unusual rural locations scattered across their native homeland of Ireland.

Crash Ensemble will present 20 new music world premieres by composers including 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, Ed Bennett, and one more name to be announced.

CrashLands aims to break free of tradition by bringing new elements to the creative process including film and poetry. Crash Ensemble have commissioned filmmaker + cinematographer Brendan Canty (Feel Good Lost) and bi-lingual poet Doireann Ní Ghríofa 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 will create a magical experience for live audiences and audiences around the world

Two pieces will be premiered at Aranmore Lighthouse, as part of Earagail Arts Festival on Sunday 23rd July, at 8.30pm. This is a free event.

The CrashLands music project is generously funded by the Arts Council.