18. Crespo Series

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Sunday 26 June 2022

5:00 pm

6:00 pm

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This year the Festival welcomes the Irish contemporary music ensemble Crash, who during the pandemic commissioned a large number of very short REACTIONS works by mostly Irish composers. Sam Perkin’s Twin Talk for violin and flute imagines young twins in the process of creating their own secret language. Éna Brennan’s Runaway is for two instruments, electronics and heartbeats. She writes: when there were no concerts to go to, no rehearsals, no performances, no events, I ran. To keep myself sane, I ran. Kevin Terry wrote for a quintet of guitar, percussion, flute, violin and cello to create a shimmering sustained wash at the edge of silence. Seán Ó Dálaigh’s REACTIONS work is a study on communication, distance, intimacy and touch for guitar and percussion. Violinist Diamanda Dramm has written for her own instrument and guitar as a way of shaping her own micropolitical arena of practice. Nangle’s This is our home. We live here is for a quintet of violin, viola, cello, bass and percussion.

Admission: €10

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Please note there is a change in repertoire from the printed brochure. Philip Glass will be performed instead of Garth Knox.

All works performed by Crash Ensemble


Composer Work
Sam Perkins Twin Talk Diamanda Dramm Susan Doyle
Ena Brennan Runaway Diamanda Dramm Susan Doyle
Kevin Terry Standing Water Diamanda Dramm Susan Doyle Barry O'Halpin Alex Petcu Kate Ellis
Sean Ó Dálaigh Proximity Studies Barry O'Halpin Alex Petcu
Diamanda Dramm Arena WORLD PREMIERE Diamanda Dramm Barry O'Halpin
Philip Glass Knee Play 2 from Einstein on the Beach Diamanda Dramm
Jonathan Nangle This is our home Diamanda Dramm Robin Panter Kate Ellis Malachy Robinson Alex Petcu