Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Crash Ensemble at the Samuel Beckett Theatre Dublin 2007


A short video extract taken from the premiere of Donnacha Dennehy's Grá agus Bás in February 2007 at the Samuel Beckett Theatre.
Grá agus Bás by Donnacha Dennehy was commissioned by Trinity College, Dublin, and performed by Sean-Nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird, the Crash Ensemble and conductor Alan Pierson at the Samuel Beckett Theatre on 10 February 2007.
Inspired by the moments of ecstasy (both luscious and dark) within a number of particular Sean-Nós songs, the work uses these as a collective point of departure for a journey exploring the themes of love and death in a non-narrative context. 
(My thanx to Brian for turning me onto his brother's music - I hope that yr head doesn't hurt as much as mine LOL!)

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