New Music Dublin: Crash Ensemble 'You Heard it First' featuring music by Anselm McDonnell & Amy Rooney

21 April 2023 15:00

The Studio, National Concert Hall

Crash Ensemble: Susan Doyle, flute/alto flute/piccolo; Leonie Bluett, clarinet/bass clarinet; Roddy O’Keeffe, trombone; Barry O’Halpin, guitar; Alex Petcu, percussion; Andrew Zolinsky, Máire Carroll, piano; Courtney Orlando, violin; Lisa Dowdall, viola; Killian White, cello; Caimin Gilmore, double bass.

Ryan McAdams, conductor. Adrian Hart, audio producer. Laura Sheeran, visuals [Little Auditoriums]. Oisín McDonnell, visuals & Anselm McDonnell, visuals editor [Honnold].

Curious ears are encouraged to join Crash Ensemble for this performance of five world premieres marking the culmination of Crash Works: a two-year commission and development hub for composers offered by the ensemble in partnership with New Music Dublin.​

Those who attended NMD 2022 may have been lucky enough to witness the unique open session that explored preliminary musical sketches by Crash Works composers Laura Hyland, Anselm McDonnell, Úna Monaghan, Amy Rooney and Yue Song—and this year their hard work comes to fruition in a fascinating programme inspired by everything from sleep patterns to the natural environment, climbing, auditory systems, parallel happenings and the frequency of instruments in printed word.

Commissioned by Crash Ensemble and New Music Dublin with funds from the Arts Council of Ireland.​


Laura Hyland - Sleep Piece (for Julia) (2023) [World Premiere]
Anselm McDonnell - Honnold (2023) [World Premiere]
Úna Monaghan - Little Auditoriums (2023) [World Premiere] 
Amy Rooney - Disequilibrium (2023) [World Premiere]
Yue Song - Senses IV (2023) [World Premiere]


Tickets available at New Music Dublin.


The Studio, National Concert Hall

Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin 2

Venue Contact Info

01 417 0000