Crash 25! Wingform Installation at the National Concert Hall
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.
Designed and produced by Jack Phelan
Fabrication by Hugh Roche Kelly
Additional fabrication by Robert Clarke
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.