Episode #3073

With Donnacha Dennehy

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy joins us to present some recent recordings, featuring Ireland’s leading new music group, the Crash Ensemble, and the sean nos singer Iarla O Lionaird. Inspired by the sean nos tradition, we'll hear Dennehy's "Aisling Gheal" (Bright Vision) together with "AsAnNos." Plus, the Crash Ensemble plays music by David Lang and Terry Riley, along with some of their New Sounds Live concert from Merkin Hall from a few years ago.

PROGRAM # 3073, with Donnacha Dennehy (First aired on 5/7/2010)





Donnacha Dennehy / Crash Ensemble

Private recording

Aisling Gheal (Bright Vision) [5:46] AsAnNos(premiere) (out of a habit), excerpt [3:00]

Not commercially available.

The Crash Ensemble & Iarla O Lionaird

Live, Merkin Concert Hall, March 28, 2007

Donnacha Dennehy: Gra Agus Bas (Love and Death), excerpt [9:00]

For info on Donnacha Dennehy’s works, and available recordings, go to

Crash Ensemble / Alan Pierson

Private recording

David Lang: Forced March [10:32]

Not commercially available.

Crash Ensemble

Live at Bang on a Can Marathon, June 2008.

Terry Riley: Ancient Giant Hairy Nude Warriors Racing Down the Slope of Battle: Loops [4:25]

This performance not commercially available.

Dierdre O’Leary, bass clarinet

Contemporary Music from Ireland Vol. 9

Jonathan Nangle: our headlights blew softly into the black, illuminating very little [5:32]



Contemporary Music from Ireland Vol. 9

Judith Ring: …within an egg of space…, excerpt [:45]


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Comments [1]

mary p from downtown

fun show!
Lets get Crash for a New Sounds Live in the Wintergarden

Aug. 23 2011 12:07 AM

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