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Saturday 26th June, 2021
Crash Works is a new initiative to commission and support the artistic and professional development of music creators (from any genre) at pivotal stages of their careers offered in partnership with New Music Dublin, Crash Ensemble musicians & our team of creative minds.
We want to create music in a different way and to explore new ideas, new sounds and new music.


  • Crash Works is open to music creators at pivotal stages of their careers who identify music as a key part of their practice. 
  • It is open to music creators working across all genres of music. We will endeavour to provide support to a cross section of music creators identifying with differing genres. 
  • Music creators born in or resident in Ireland.
  • Previous participants of Crash Ensemble’s Free State can apply for this opportunity.


At the heart of Crash Works is the commissioning of a new work of 10-12 minute duration for full ensemble. We want to fully support the commission and presentation of each new work and to allow time for thinking, creating, collaborating, investigating and re-defining what it is to be a music creator. 


The first phase of Crash Works offers each music creator the opportunity to have existing work performed by Crash Ensemble and/or a work-in-progress showing to an invited audience of national and international presenters at New Music Dublin 2022.


The second phase of Crash Works will culminate in the premiere of a new 10-minute commission for full ensemble at New Music Dublin in 2023. Commissions will be recorded and released on Crash Records.

Submit:  by email to sian [at]

Closing Date: Friday 20 August 2021, 12 noon.  

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