Young Americans on Harmless Noise

Thursday 17th November, 2011

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"Exciting times for the Crash Ensemble as they have just announced a concert, called Young Americans, in Liberty Hall on 25 November in which they will perform the world premiere of a new Nico Muhly commission.

Aside from his own original compositions the world-renowned composer and producer Muhly has worked with Philip Glass, Bjork, Grizzly Bear, The National, Sam Amidon and Jonsi from Sigur Ros, along with operas and movie soundtracks, all by the age of 30.

Having traversed the globe to widespread acclaim, working with maestros the world over including Steve Reich, Crash Ensemble are without a doubt the most exciting aspect of contemporary classical music in Ireland, described by the New York Times as “the Irish new-music band that plays with the energy and spirit of a rock group”.

The performance kicks off at 8pm and features three works by Muhly including the new commision, and other pieces by America’s brightest new classical composers Missy Mazzoli, Sean Friar, Timothy Andres and Ken Ueno.

Ahead of the concert, Crash Ensemble will be hosting a pre-show discussion with Nico Muhly and RTÉ Lyric FM’s Bernard Clarke at 6pm in Liberty Hall’s Connolly Room. Tickets for this talk are €6, or €3 with a gig stub.

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