Crash Ensemble Seeking Emerging Composers

Crash Ensemble

Crash Ensemble Seeking Emerging Composers

Five successful applicants will compose a new work for the ensemble; the deadline for applications is 2 August.

Crash Ensemble has announced an open call for emerging composers. As part of the group’s Free State series, which is now in its thirteenth year, five composers will be commissioned to create new works that will be performed by the ensemble at the New Music Dublin festival in 2021. 

Successful applicants will be commissioned to create a work of five to seven minutes in length, for the ensemble’s full line up of violin, viola, cello, double bass/electric bass, piano, electric guitar, percussion, clarinet/bass clarinet, flute/piccolo, and trombone. The five participating composers will be mentored by Andrew Hamilton, Crash Ensemble’s Composer in Residence, and will also workshop their compositions with the ensemble. 

In order to apply, applicants must provide two existing works as a PDF score, and an audio file. The works must be reflective of the applicant’s current work.

The deadline for applying is 2 August. 

The composers who took part in the programme last year, and whose works were performed at New Music Dublin 2020, are Matthew Whiteside, Amanda Feery, Inti Figgis-Vizueta, Adam McCartney and Daniel McDermott. 

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Published on 12 June 2020


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