'We want to create music in a different way': Crash Ensemble Seeking Music Creators from Any Genre for Crash Works Development Programme
Crash Ensemble has announced an open call for music creators for the latest iteration of its Crash Works programme. The development scheme is open to composers and musicians from any genre who are at a pivotal point in their career, offering them commissioning and recording opportunities. The deadline for applications is Friday 13 October.
Four artists will be selected to participate in the two-year programme and each will be commissioned to write a new work for the ensemble to be premiered at the New Music Dublin festival in 2025. Each creator will also receive a fee for the new work.
As part of the programme, the participants will join Crash Works, a development hub of musicians, composers and industry professionals, including Crash Ensemble musicians. This wider network will share knowledge and support the selected artists in creating their new works.
Commenting on the Crash Works programme, Kate Ellis, Artistic Director of Crash Ensemble, said:
We want to fully support the commission and presentation of each new work and to allow time for thinking, creating, collaborating, investigating and redefining what it is to be a music creator. We want to create music in a different way and to explore new ideas, new sounds, and new music.
The first iteration of Crash Works took place in 2022 and 2023 and saw the ensemble collaborate with composers Amy Rooney and Anselm McDonnell, songwriter and composer Laura Hyland, pianist and composer Yue Song, and harpist and composer Úna Monaghan. Each creator received development time with the ensemble over a two-year period to work on their commissions, and the programme culminated in the premiere of their new works at New Music Dublin earlier this year. The concert was recorded and just released as an album, Crash Works I, last month.
For further information on the programme, and for details on how to apply, visit www.crashensemble.com.
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Published on 3 October 2023