CRASH WORKS Open Call 2023
CRASH WORKS is an 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.
CRASH WORKS 2023 OPEN CALL
4 music creators will be selected from the open call process and will be commissioned to write a new work for Crash in partnership with New Music Dublin festival with thee commissions performed the festival in 2025.
Crash Works is a development hub incorporating Crash Ensemble musicians, our team of lovely, skilled, talented people, and the composers/music creators around us, to meet the needs of emerging musical artists in the 21st century. We share our knowledge of the sector with them, while exploring and supporting new ways of creating music and the people who create this music.
We want to create music in a different way and to explore new ideas, new sounds and new music.
We fully support the commission and presentation of each new work and allow time for thinking, creating, collaborating, investigating and re-defining what it is to be a music creator.
READ MORE ABOUT CRASH WORKS AND HOW TO APPLY HERE
Music creators from diverse musical backgrounds.
Music creators at pivotal stages of their careers who identify music as a key part of their practice.
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.
Crash Ensemble and New Music Dublin are committed to policies supporting equality and inclusion and we welcome and encourage applications representative of the ten characteristics as outlined in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy - age, disability, gender, marital/ civil status, family status, race, religion/politics, sexual orientation, membership of the travelling community and socio-economic status.
4 music creators will be selected based on proposals submitted and examples of work.
Alongside these 4 creators, a selection of applicants will be invited to present existing film/videos of their work on our bespoke LED screens as part of New Music Dublin 2024.
PAST CRASH WORKS CREATORS 2022-23
From 2022 to 2023 5 brilliant creators took part in our Crash Works commission and development hub. Their commissions premiered at New Music Dublin in April 2023. The commissions were recorded live at National Concert Hall, Dublin and are released as part of Crash Works I - now available on Crash Records.
Our 2022-23 creators:
Alongside Crash Works 2022-23, a new commission opportunity developed and music creators Amelia Clarkson, Jacqueline Fletcher, Richard Hughes and Alexandre Nisse created a 2-minute Postcard Piece for Crash Ensemble. These works premiered at venues nationwide in 2022 as part of our national tour at venues across Ireland.
Crash Works I album out now!
Recorded live at the National Concert Hall Dublin at New Music Dublin Festival 2023.