Crash Ensemble is Ireland’s leading new music group.
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company descriptionCrash Ensemble is Ireland’s leading new music ensemble; a group of world–class musicians who play the most adventurous, ground–breaking music of today.
An Irish new-music collective with international cachet and considerable chops.
The Washington Post
Performing worldwide, from the Edinburgh International Festival to Carnegie Hall, with artists as diverse as Íarla Ó Lionáird (The Gloaming), Bryce Dessner (The National), Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), Sam Amidon and Gavin Friday, Crash has made an indelible mark on the Irish music scene and beyond.
Founded in 1997 by composer and artistic partner Donnacha Dennehy, Crash has worked with some of the most distinctive living composers including Terry Riley, David Lang, Michael Gordon, Louis Andriessen, Arnold Dreyblatt, Kevin Volans, Glen Branca, Nico Muhly and Gerald Barry.
Crash have recordings on NMC, Cantaloupe, Nonesuch and upcoming on the Icelandic Bedroom Community label