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
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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