Crash Ensemble - Free State 9 Call for Scores

Thursday 25th September, 2014

Do you want Crash Ensemble to play your music? Be part of Crash Ensemble’s Free State #9, featuring music from up-and-coming Irish composers, taking place in Dublin, April 2015.

Works will be chosen by Crash Ensemble and Garrett Sholdice (Ergodos Co-Director and Composer).

Deadline: 3rd December 2014

What we ask of you

  • Be resident in Ireland (Rep. and NI) or have been born here.
  • Write for instruments within the ensemble (Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass/Electric Bass, Piano, Electric Guitar, Percussion, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet, Flute/Piccolo, Trombone). Any grouping of, or solo pieces for these instruments are fine. We’d really like some brand spanking new works for the full ensemble (all 10 instruments) if at all possible.
  • Make sure your piece is under 20 mins long (shorter is better) so we can fit as many as possible into the programme.
  • The piece can include electronics (these can be live electronics if you like – we'd love to have you on stage with us)
  • One piece per composer

We will be selecting works ‘blind’ so don't put your name on the score or mp3 (give us personal details in your email only).

Entry: Send your score as a PDF, with a MP3/electronic mock up and include your name and contact details on a separate page/cover email.

By Email: jon [at] (please title 'Free State 9')


Crash Ensemble Free State #8 Playlist on SoundCloud

In conjunction with the call for scores, Crash Ensemble have uploaded snippets of the live recordings of the performances Free State #8 concert, that took place at the Project Arts Centre, April 17th 2014. We will be releasing the full versions as time goes on. See our social media profiles for updates. Listen to the playlist at