Classical Notes: A Crash course in the unexpected for MusicTown

The groundbreaking collective Crash Ensemble will be the star turn at this month’s MusicTown festival

4th April, 2021
Classical Notes: A Crash course in the unexpected for MusicTown
Crash Ensemble ‘embody a thirst for collaboration incomparable to any other Irish music entity’ and will perform new works by nine Irish composers at the MusicTown 2021 festival (April 15-25)

One of the really exciting things about Crash Ensemble is that you can never really get a grip on it musically.

This collective of musicians playing adventurous, groundbreaking music was founded in 1997 by composer Donnacha Dennehy. They regularly perform with artists from diverse musical backgrounds; they move about in ways you would not expect, reinforcing the unpredictable nature of their creativity.

Crash Ensemble are as anarchic as the name they chose for themselves indicates. Their...

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