:fund:music

Glenn Branca writes for Crash Ensemble

Crash Ensemble | Dublin

  • 0%
  • Target: €6000
  • 100%
  • €6,000.00
    Raised
  • 0
    To go
  • 63
    funders
This project was funded!

rewards for funding this project:

€5 +

• A special thank you in the World Premiere concert programme

€15 +

• A digital download of a live recording of Glenn Branca’s new work performed by Crash Ensemble. • A special thank you in the World Premiere concert programme, Crash website and hcmf// websites.

€25 +

• A behind-the-scenes tour of rehearsals for the world premiere for Branca’s new work, including a complimentary coffee with the musicians! • A digital download of a live recording of Glenn Branca’s new work performed by Crash Ensemble. • A special thank you in the World Premiere concert programme, Crash website and hcmf// websites.

€50 +

• 1 ticket to the world premiere of the Branca commission; on November 2nd at The Project Arts Centre, Dublin. • A limited edition poster from the World Premiere concert as designed by Gareth Jones. • A behind-the-scenes tour of rehearsals for the world premiere for Branca’s new work, including a complimentary coffee with the musicians • A digital download of a live recording of Glenn Branca’s new work performed by Crash Ensemble. • A special thank you in the World Premiere concert programme, Crash website and hcmf// websites.

€100 +

• A programme signed by Glenn Branca and posted to you • 2 tickets to the world premiere of the Branca commission; on November 2nd at The Project Arts Centre, Dublin. • A Crash Ensemble t-shirt • A limited edition poster from the World Premiere concert as designed by Gareth Jones. • A behind-the-scenes tour of rehearsals for the world premiere for Branca’s new work, including a complimentary coffee with the musicians • A digital download of a live recording of Glenn Branca’s new work performed by Crash Ensemble. • A special thank you in the World Premiere concert programme, Crash website and hcmf// websites.

€250 +

• 2 VIP Tickets to the world premiere of the Branca commission on November 2nd at The Project Arts Centre, Dublin. • An exclusive excerpt from the specially commissioned score emailed directly to you • Your choice of Crash Ensemble CD: Elastic Harmonic; Resonant Relations or our latest album Grá agus Bás (May, 2011) • A Crash Ensemble t-shirt. • A limited edition poster from the World Premiere concert as designed by Gareth Jones. • A behind-the-scenes tour of rehearsals for the world premiere for Branca’s new work, including a complimentary coffee with the musicians • A digital download of a live recording of Glenn Branca’s new work performed by Crash Ensemble. • A special thank you in the World Premiere concert programme, Crash website and hcmf// websites.

€500 +

• A personal thank you from Glenn Branca • 2 VIP Tickets to the world premiere of the Branca commission on November 2nd at The Project Arts Centre, Dublin. • A limited edition poster from the World Premiere concert as designed by Gareth Jones. • A behind-the-scenes tour of rehearsals for the world premiere for Branca’s new work, including a complimentary coffee with the musicians • Invitation to the opening reception of hcmf//2012 festival on November 16th 2012; • Two tickets UK Premiere of Glenn Branca’s work at the Crash Ensemble’s American Originals concert, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, November 18th. • Champagne with Glenn Branca and Crash Ensemble after the UK Premiere on November 18th! • A limited edition poster from the World Premiere concert as designed by Gareth Jones, signed by Glenn Branca. • An exclusive excerpt from the specially commissioned score emailed directly to you • Your choice of Crash Ensemble CD: Elastic Harmonic; Resonant Relations or our latest album Grá agus Bás (May, 2011) • A Crash Ensemble t-shirt. • A digital download of a live recording of Glenn Branca’s new work performed by Crash Ensemble. • A special thank you in the World Premiere concert programme, Crash website and hcmf// websites.

€1000 +

• Original sketches of the work in progress from Glenn Branca • 4 VIP Tickets to the world premiere of the Branca commission on November 2nd at The Project Arts Centre, Dublin. • A personal thank you from Glenn Branca • Invitation to the opening reception of hcmf//2012 festival on November 16th 2012; • Two tickets UK Premiere of Glenn Branca’s work, in Crash Ensemble’s American Originals concert at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival on November 18th. •A pair of tickets to Donnacha Dennehy Portrait 16th November and free Irish Voices concert on 19th November at hcmf//2012 • Champagne with Glenn Branca and Crash Ensemble after the UK Premiere on November 18th! • A limited edition poster from the World Premiere concert as designed by Gareth Jones, signed by Glenn Branca. • An exclusive excerpt from the specially commissioned score emailed directly to you • Your choice of Crash Ensemble CD: Elastic Harmonic; Resonant Relations or our latest album Grá agus Bás (May, 2011) • A limited edition poster from the World Premiere concert as designed by Gareth Jones. • A Crash Ensemble t-shirt. • A behind-the-scenes tour of rehearsals for the world premiere for Branca’s new work, including a complimentary coffee with the musicians • A digital download of a live recording of Glenn Branca’s new work performed by Crash Ensemble. • A special thank you in the World Premiere concert programme, Crash website and hcmf// websites.

€2000 +

• Acknowledgement in the score of Brancas new work • A personal thank you from Crash Ensemble • A copy of our latest album Grá agus Bás (May, 2011) signed by Grammy Award-winning soprano, Dawn Upshaw, composer Donnacha Dennehy and séan nós singer Iarla Ó’Lionáird • Two tickets to all Crash Ensemble gigs in 2012/13 • 2 VIP Tickets to the world premiere of the Branca commission on November 2nd at The Project Arts Centre, Dublin. • 4 VIP Tickets to the world premiere of the Branca commission on November 2nd at The Project Arts Centre, Dublin. • Original sketches of the work in progress from Glenn Branca • Invitation to the opening reception of hcmf//2012 festival on November 16th 2012; • 2 tickets to all Crash Ensemble concerts at Huddersfield: Donnacha Dennehy Portrait 16th November, American Originals (including Branca UK Premiere), 18th November and free Irish Voices concert 19th November • Champagne with Glenn Branca and Crash Ensemble after the UK Premiere on November 18th! • A personal thank you from Glenn Branca • A limited edition poster from the World Premiere concert as designed by Gareth Jones, signed by Glenn Branca. • An exclusive excerpt from the specially commissioned score emailed directly to you • Your choice of Crash Ensemble CD: Elastic Harmonic; Resonant Relations or our latest album Grá agus Bás (May, 2011) • A limited edition poster from the World Premiere concert as designed by Gareth Jones. • A Crash Ensemble t-shirt. • A behind-the-scenes tour of rehearsals for the world premiere for Branca’s new work, including a complimentary coffee with the musicians • A digital download of a live recording of Glenn Branca’s new work performed by Crash Ensemble. • A special thank you in the World Premiere concert programme, Crash website and hcmf// websites.

a project by:
Crash Ensemble

Crash Ensemble are Ireland’s foremost new music ensemble. We commission new works from the most distinctive living composers and perform some of the worlds most inventive new music to the highest standards.

Glenn Branca, guitarist/ composer/ producer has collaborated with artists from David Bowie to St Vincent’s Annie Clarke. He provided formative inspiration for New York performers like Thurston Moore and Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth, and Michael Gira of the Swans in the late 1970s, while also leading the No Wave bands Theoretical Girls and Static.

He is the man behind avant-garde masterpieces, The Ascension (1980) and Indeterminate Activity of Resultant Masses (1981).

"I thought, 'I'm gonna try this, man, I'm going to have these f---ing instruments kicking ass'" Branca on Symphony No. 15: Running Through the World Like an Open Razor (Music for Strange Orchestra)

Crash Ensembles relationship with Branca began when he attended our Poisson Rouge NYC gig in 2010.

The creative partnership of Crash Ensemble and Branca will allow for an important and ground-breaking new work to be created by an internationally renowned composer for an Irish ensemble.

The work that Branca envisions for Crash will “create a fresh and appealing approach to how music could sound in the 21st century” to "capture this unique and ineffable new music".

The piece will be for full ensemble: flute, clarinet, trombone, electric guitar, piano, percussion, violin, viola, cello, double bass, and will be approximately 20mins long.

As long-term fans we were thrilled at the opportunity to work with Branca and to create an important and exciting new work .

We have very ambitious plans for this work, including:

• World Premiere, the Project Arts Centre, Dublin. 2 November 2012.

• UK Premiere, 18 Nov 2012 Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (hcmf//), Britain’s most important festival of contemporary music.

Branca's commission will form an important part of the HCMF festival programme. Performing it on an international stage will bring the world's attention to the work and the ensemble as a world-class group of performers.

We will give this work a life beyond premiere and incorporate it into our international programming in the coming years.

As a funder of this commission you will be sent updates of whenever this work is performed by Crash.

For more info on Glenn Branca:

Branca’s Opinionator blog in The New York Times: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/

Link to short film interview: The Drone at Villette Sonique: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEq57S094ro

‘Structure’ by Glenn Branca : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KahxBO32SP4&feature=related


What do we need?

We need your help! We need to raise €6000 which will go towards Branca’s commision fee to enable him to write for us.

Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival is acting as co-commissioner for this work, paying for the rest of the commission fee.

Thank you for taking the time to read about our Glenn Branca commission.