Friday, November 4, 2011

Crash Ensemble presents Young Americans, Liberty Hall

We've also been asked to mention that Crash Ensemble are playing in the Liberty Hall theatre on 25th November.  I'm feeling a bit lazy, so here's the press release.

Young Americans | November 25th|Pre-Show Talk 6pm|Concert 8pm |Liberty Hall Dublin

This diverse concert will include fresh and exciting pieces by dynamic composers including:
Sean Friar, whose 'Velvet Hammer' has been nominated for this year's Gaudeamus Prize; Missy Mazzoli, 'Brooklyn's post-millenial Mozart' (Time Out NY); 
Timothy Andres, who Alex Ross says “achieves an unhurried grandeur that has rarely been felt in American music since John Adams";
and Ken Ueno, winner of the 2010-2011 Berlin Prize, whose influences range from Tuvan throat-singing and Heavy Metal subtone vocals to Japanese traditional music. 

Young Americans will include the WORLD PREMIERE of a new work written especially for Crash Ensemble by NIco Muhly, the hottest composer on the planet" (The Daily Telegraph). Alongside the new commission, two more Muhly pieces will be featured.  

Muhly’s first opera,Two Boys, was premiered by the English National Opera this summer to critical acclaim. He is well known for his collaborations with artists such as Antony and the Johnsons, Björk and Jonsi from Sigur Rós. His film credits include scores for Joshua (2007), and Best Picture nominee The Reader (2008). 

“I have always been a huge fan of the Crash Ensemble; I am inherently trustful of ensembles that are co-piloted by composers and performers…I am hugely honored to be one of the newest commissionees.” Nico Muhly

Nico Muhly's new work for Crash Ensemble was commissioned using funds provided by the Arts Council of Ireland.

PROGRAMME:

Nico Muhly- How About Now
Missy Mazzoli - Still Life With Avalanche
Sean Friar- Velvet Hammer
Timothy Andres- Crashing Through Fences
Ken Ueno- ...blood blossoms...
Nico Muhly- It Goes Without Saying
Nico Muhly- New Commission WORLD PREMIERE

Tickets: €25 /€18 conc. Early bird: €20 conc. Booking fee included. www.tickets.ie

Nico Muhly Public interview
Pre-show public interview of Nico Muhly by Bernard Clarke, RTÉ Lyric fm
6.00pm, 25th November in Liberty Hall’s Connolly Room. www.tickets.ie

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