Crash Ensemble present GHOSTS
GHOSTS – A FILM & MUSIC COLLABORATION
Crash Ensemble commissioned 3 filmmakers, Jack Phelan, Oonagh Kearney & Laura Sheeran to create works in response to their 2017 Bedroom Community album, Ghosts. Ghosts, the visual album will receive its premiere screening for MusicTown.
Nico Muhly: Drones, Variations, Ornaments / Jack Phelan
Valgeir Sigurðsson: Ghosts / Oonagh Kearney
Valgeir Sigurðsson: Past Tundra / Oonagh Kearney
Donnacha Dennehy: As An Nos / Laura Sheeran
Crash Ensemble is Ireland’s leading new music ensemble, a group of world-class musicians who present the most adventurous music of today. Crash Ensemble, an Irish new-music collective with international cachet and considerable chops. The Washington Post
Oonagh Kearney has written and directed one full-length documentary and nine short films with the support of the Irish Arts Council, Irish Film Board, RTE, TG4, BRITDOC and The Wellcome Trust. Her work has screened globally at film festivals around the world, at institutes like the ICA, BFI, IFI, Big Screen Plaza in NYC. www.oonaghkearney.com
Jack Phelan is a video artist and technologist who specialises in integrating new visual ideas and technology into live performance. Theatrical credits include Arlington by Enda Walsh (Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival); Alice in Funderland (THISISPOPBABY / Abbey Theatre); Dubliners (The Corn Exchange / Dublin Theatre Festival and The Shawshank Redemption (Lane Productions); www.needmoreinput.io
Laura Sheeran is a musician and video director based in Dublin. Laura’s musical career began singing with Fovea Hex, an avant garde collective founded by Clodagh Simonds’ (Mellow Candle, Mike Oldfield). Members of the collective include Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, Carter Burwell and Colin Potter (Nurse with Wound). Laura also works in video and theatre. She and has collaborated on seven productions with Irish writer Little John Nee, providing visuals, music and sound design for several of Nee’s productions between 2004-2017.