Crash Ensemble in Residence at Project Arts Centre
Crash Ensemble, founded in 1997, has been announced as the ‘new music ensemble in residence’ at the Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin. The group, whose Artistic Directors are the composer Donnacha Dennehy (the group’s founder) and cellist Kate Ellis, will play a series of intimate concerts at the venue in the autumn, with a major event on 2 November. There will also be an official launch of the residency on 31 July. The residency is said to ‘encourage creative enquiry, artist collaboration across art forms and cultivate a new approach to the concert experience.’
Ellis said of the residency that it would place Crash Ensemble ‘back in the heart of the cultural centre of Dublin’. ‘With the exciting programme of dance, theatre, visual art and music that Project Arts Centre presents every year, we are looking forward to the many and varied possibilities for artistic collaboration, as well as bringing some of the world’s most inventive new music to Project Arts Centre’s audience,’ she said.
The Project Arts Centre’s Artistic Director, Cian O’Brien, echoed that Crash Ensemble often performed at the venue in its earlier years, before a move across the river to the O’Reilly Theatre, as well as other Dublin venues. ‘I am thrilled to welcome Crash Ensemble back to Project Arts Centre, affirming our commitment to presenting an innovative contemporary music programme for our audiences,’ said O’Briend. ‘I have been a fan of Crash Ensemble’s work for many years and I look forward to the superb programmes they are planning and the potential collaborations between this legendary ensemble and the many artists with whom we work.’
Published on 12 July 2012