A new work by 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lang receives its first performance in Dublin in June.
Newly returned from a first visit to Australia, Crash Ensemble is to give the world premiere of a David Lang work in a concert of music commissioned from American and Irish composers by the Dublin-based group.
Presented under the banner of ‘Crash Originals’ at the Vicar Street venue, Thomas Street, Dublin on 10 June at 8pm, the concert includes two works first heard in 2007 -- Gerald Barry’s First Sorrow and Kevin Volans' Joining Up the Dots.
Based on a story by Franz Kafka, Barry’s strings-based work quotes the lullaby Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and, says the composer, is ‘about a trapeze artist who is happy only when aloft’. Volans has a long association with the Crash Ensemble, which premiered one of his works at RTÉ’s Living Music Festival last year.
Donnacha Dennehy’s Grá agus Bás (featuring guest vocalist Iarla Ó Lionáird) concludes the Irish contribution while the final movement of Terry Riley’s Ancient Giant Nude Hairy Warriors Racing Down the Slopes of Battle completes the American involvement.
For further details, please see our calendar or visit www.crashensemble.com or www.vicarstreet.com.
Posted: 29 May 2008