Kate Ellis Announced as Co-Artistic Director of Crash Ensemble

Kate Ellis Announced as Co-Artistic Director of Crash Ensemble

Cellist and curator Kate Ellis has been announced as the new Co-Artistic Director of Crash Ensemble, a position she will hold alongside current Artistic Director, Donnacha Dennehy.

Kate Ellis

Kate Ellis, cellist with Crash Ensemble for the past ten years and co-curator of the monthly Irish ‘music salon’ Kaleidoscope Night, has been named as Crash’s new Co-Artistic Director. Crash Ensemble’s founder, Donnacha Dennehy, will take up the eightenn month position of Global Scholar at Princeton University in September 2012, but will remain alongside Ellis as Co-Artistic Director.

Speaking about Ellis’ appointment, Dennehy said that, ‘Kate is quite simply a force in Irish new music right now, with a curatorial energy and curiosity that is just expanding ferociously. I am very excited to share the role of Artistic Director with Kate, and to see and hear the many new projects that Kate is already imagining for Crash in the next two seasons.’

Crash’s Free State VII concert will take place on 5 April at 7:30pm, in the National Concert Hall in Dublin. 

Ellis will perform in a concert at the Cork Opera House, where she is a resident musician, on 7 April. The concert will feature appearances from Linda Buckley, Chequerboard (John Lambert), Adrian Hart and poet Billy Ramsell. Additionally, Ellis’ RESOUND project, which features Linda Buckley, Laura Sheeran, Francesco Turrisi, Adrian Hart and Chequerboard, as well as Billy Ramsell reciting poetry and Jane Cassidy doing live visuals., will host a concert at the Button Factory in Dublin on 19 April.




Published on 5 April 2012

Stephen Graham is a lecturer in music at Goldsmiths, University of London. He blogs at www.robotsdancingalone.wordpress.com.

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