Crash Ensemble to perform as part of Brassland@NCH.
The National Concert Hall and New York Label Brassland have collaborated to curate a weekend of music entitled ‘Brassland@NCH’ on 13 and 14 December 2014 showcasing some of the label’s biggest artists and like-minded friends. The unique weekend, the final in the National Concert Hall’s flagship series ‘Perspectives 2014’, is hotly tipped to be one of the most anticipated musical events of the year. The Brassland label which has been described as the ‘center of New York’s other music scene’ by The Guardian was started in 2001 by Alec Hanley Bemis and twin brothers/musicians Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner, both best-known for their work with The National. The music associated with the Brassland label comes from a place where folk, classical and alternative rock traditions combine in a kind of alchemical reaction; the musicians associated with it are drawn from an extended family of friends and collaborators connected to the American rock band, The National.