Crash 25! Wingform Installation at the National Concert Hall

24 November 2022 10:00 - 27 November 2022 20:00

The Studio, National Concert Hall

Photo by Charlie Joe Doherty.

In 2022, Crash Ensemble celebrate their most significant birthday to date - the 25th! This installation is part of a series of events celebrating this milestone. Crash Ensemble commissioned video artist and filmmaker Jack Phelan to create an installation responding to the visual themes of Barry O’Halpin’s work WINGFORM - a four movement work for solo guitar and ensemble.

Using a simple set of shapes, materials and layout, the installation aims to evoke the essence of the ensemble. Empty chairs highlight the absence of the musicians, but offer the audience an opportunity to sit and experience the work in a multimedia environment. Wooden light-boxes, video panels and speakers are the 'instruments' of this beautifully crafted ensemble of objects - light & video visually underscoring Barry’s work as it plays on a loop from start to finish.

The video artwork for the LED panels is made specifically for Wingform. Inspired by the composer’s naturistic themes, the imagery on the panels evolves as the piece progresses.

Installation Credits

Barry O’Halpin

Designed and produced by Jack Phelan

Fabrication by Hugh Roche Kelly

Additional fabrication by Robert Clarke

Crash Ensemble
Barry O’Halpin (Solo Guitar)
Ryan McAdams (conductor)

Recording Edited, Mixed, Mastered and Produced by Adrian Hart.


This is a free, drop-in event at the National Concert Hall, Studio.

Open from 10am - 8pm, from Thursday 24th November to Sunday 27th November 2022.


The Studio, National Concert Hall

Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin 2

Venue Contact Info

01 417 0000