crash ensemble Ghosts (digipak CD, £8.25)label: Bedroom Community
Crash Ensemble are one of Ireland and Europes most acclaimed contemporary classical music ensembles. They perform a wide breadth of contemporary music from the work of Steve Reich and Philip Glass to up-and-coming younger Irish composers. Crash Ensemble are also known to perform with contemporary indie rock and pop artists such as Sam Amidon, Lisa Hannigan, Adrian Crowley, Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire) and many more. As well as this, Crash Ensemble have worked extensively in the fields of contemporary opera and have recently started working with theatre. This release is an album of four pieces specifically written / arranged for the group by some of the leading and most exciting contemporary composers of the day - Nico Muhly (USA), Donnacha Dennehy (IRE) and Valgeir Siguršsson (ICE). It is a document of a lot of what Crash Ensemble have performed over the recent past and is a taste of what is to come from the group. Crash Ensemble are a group that would appeal to fans of new, adventurous music played with energy and originality. Examples of composers frequently performed include Steve Reich, Andrew Hamilton, Linda Buckley, Bryce Dessner, Donnacha Dennehy, Valgeir Siguršsson, Nico Muhly, David Lang and Deirdre Gribbin.
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