Alex regularly performs with Crash Ensemble, Ireland's foremost contemporary music ensemble. With this group Alex has travelled to the USA and Lithuania among others, has performed at various festivals, has collaborates with a wide range of artists and has taken part in several world premieres.
As someone who enjoys working with composers and expanding the possibilities of percussion, performing with this ensemble provides me with the perfect outlet to work in this area.
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Crash Ensemble is Ireland’s foremost contemporary music ensemble; a group of world-class musicians who play the most adventurous, ground-breaking new music of today.
Crash Ensemble, an Irish new-music collective with international cachet and considerable chops - The Washington Post, 2011.
Founded in 1997 by composer and Artistic Partner Donnacha Dennehy, the Ensemble features on recordings by labels such as NMC, Cantaloupe and most recently Nonesuch, with the release of Grá agus Bás by Donnacha Dennehy in May 2011 which has received international praise. *****(5 stars) The Guardian, 2011.
The Ensemble has worked with many well-known artists from diverse musical backgrounds, such as Steve Reich, Gavin Friday, Dawn Upshaw, Terry Riley, David Lang, Íarla Ó Lionáird, Julie Feeney, Gerald Barry, Gavin Bryars, Michael Gordon, David Lang and Louis Andriessen.
The Ensemble is committed to broadening the repertoire on offer to audiences by commissioning, producing and performing new or recent works by internationally acclaimed composers, up-and-coming composing talents and collaborating with culturally relevant artists.
As well as performing regularly throughout Ireland, Crash has appeared in the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, the UK, Australia, USA and Canada.