[REACTIONS] - Presented by Crash Ensemble
Crash Ensemble bring [REACTIONS] – an honest, human and emotive response for now and the future to The Everyman stage.
Crash Ensemble is Ireland’s leading new music ensemble; a group of world-class musicians who play the most adventurous, ground-breaking music of today.
On Friday 30 September 2022 Crash Ensemble will play a selection of their [REACTIONS] commissions and postcard miniatures as part of their Irish tour, alongside sounds from across the globe and a brand-new piece ‘Standing Water’ by Kevin Terry, winner of the National Concert Hall Jerome Hynes Young Composers’ Award.
A little bit about the [REACTIONS] series:
Amidst the onset of the global pandemic, Crash Ensemble commissioned Irish and International composers from a range of musical backgrounds to write new works for duos within the group. Building on existing collaborative partnerships and cultivating and nurturing new relationships, composers were invited to create a musical response to their experiences, the current state and their thoughts for the future.
Crash Ensemble are innovative, adventurous and ambitious. They are an amplified ensemble of 10 musicians, production crew and creative collaborators.
Led by cellist and Artistic Director, Kate Ellis and Principal Conductor, Ryan McAdams, Crash Ensemble commission, collaborate, explore, investigate and experiment with a broad spectrum of music creators and artistic collaborators. They love to innovate, with quality always at the heart of everything they do.
Many well-known artists from diverse musical backgrounds have performed with the ensemble throughout the years, such as Terry Reily, Gavin Friday, Dawn Upshaw, Diamanda La Berge Dramm, Julie Feeney, Lisa Hannigan, Íarla Ó Lionáird (The Gloaming), Bryce Dessner (The National), Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), Sam Amidon and Beth Orton.