Crash Ensemble (c) Ros Kavanagh

Ireland’s foremost contemporary music ensemble, Crash Ensemble arrives at the ideal time to perform for Musica nova. This highly popular group will play two concerts, which will also feature the CrashLands film project.

For the Red Poppy concert, Crash Ensemble presents pieces by co-founders and composers of the innovative Bang on a Can music collective, namely David Lang, Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe. All of the pieces performed at the event were commissioned by Crash. Gordon’s Cake, Lang’s super chill and Wolfe’s A Wild Furze were all composed in honour of Crash Ensemble’s 20th anniversary in 2017.