March 15, 2022
December 31, 2022
Crash Ensemble commissioned video artist and filmmaker Jack Phelan to create an installation responding to the visual themes of Irish composer, Barry O’Halpin’s groundbreaking work WINGFORM - a four movement work for solo guitar and ensemble, premiered online at New Music Dublin 2021 and released on Crash Records as part of New Music Dublin 2022.
Using a simple set of shapes, materials and layout, the installation aims to evoke the essence of the ensemble. Empty chairs highlight the absence of the musicians, but offer the audience an opportunity to sit and experience the work in a multimedia environment. Wooden light-boxes, video panels and speakers are the 'instruments' of this beautifully crafted ensemble of objects - light & video visually underscoring Barry’s work as it plays on a loop from start to finish.
The video artwork for the LED panels is made specifically for Wingform. Inspired by the composer’s naturistic themes, the imagery on the panels evolves as the piece progresses.
Irish Tour Dates & Venues
14 March - 15 April: Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny
28 April - 01 May: New Music Dublin, The National Concert Hall, Dublin
17 June - 02 July: Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar
11 July - 24 July: Galway International Arts Festival
09 - 14 August: Kilkenny Arts Festival
03 - 24 September: The Everyman, Cork
01 - 29 October: The Model, Sligo
24 - 26 November: The National Concert Hall, Dublin
📷 Charlie Joe Doherty