Changing States: Bekah Simms, Antti Auvinen

Changing States: Bekah Simms, Antti Auvinen

New Music Dublin

April 27, 2024


Location: The Studio, The National Concert Hall

Date/Time: 9.30pm, Saturday 27th April 2024

Changing states in music, society, and politics provide the inspiration for this programme —featuring the world premiere of Cryptid by Bekah Simms, written during her time as Composer in Residence with Crash, and the Irish premiere of Finnish composer Antti Auvinen’s Boundary Bourrée.

Described by Simms as ‘blurring the sonic relationship with the ensemble and its electronic doppelgangers to create a strange and surreal composite creature’, Cryptid is a work truly for and about the world-class musicians of Crash: representative colours and skins stitched into a single creature.

Programmed alongside Auvinen’s incisive musical reflection on shifting boundaries, this promises to be another fascinating evening at NMD

Conductor: Ryan McAdams*

Programme details:

Cryptid, Bekah Simms

Boundary Bourrée, Antti Auvinen


Crash Ensemble

Bass Flute - Susan Doyle*

Clarinet - Leonie Bluett

Trombone - Roddy O’Keeffe*

Electric Guitar - Barry O’Halpin

Percussion - Alex Petcu

Piano - Andrew Zolinsky^

Piano/Keyboard - Eliza McCarthy*

Violin - Larissa O’Grady*

Viola - Joanna Mattrey*

Cello - Kate Ellis

Double Bass - Caimin Gilmore^

Double Bass - Malachy Robinson*

Live Electronics - Caimin Gimore*

Audio Producer, Adrian Hart

Visuals, Dan Tapper*

^ Boundary Bourrée

* Cryptid

Cryptid was commissioned by Crash for New Music Dublin 2024 with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.

Boundary Bourrée was commissioned by Tampere Biennale.

Note: While this performance is not specifically designed toward individuals with sensory sensitivities, sensory packages will be available on request. These packages contain items to help with sensory processing for those with noise or light or other sensitivities. Packages will be available in the Carolan Room for a nominal refundable rental fee.


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