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Saint Denis & Grey Area

Friday 19th April 2019

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The Studio, 5:00pm

Saint Denis

This is a free ticketed event, however, spaces are limited so early booking is advised

Saint Denis, a documentary about the life and times of Denis Lynn, a talented skater who grew up too fast on the streets of Belfast Northern Ireland. The documentary chronicles Denis' life and follows him as he struggles to stay on the right path while trying to maintain his life as a professional skater. Directed by Phil Evans.

Free screening before ‘Grey Area’ concert by Crash Ensemble at 6pm. 

Grey Area is a skateboarding film with live original score. Shot and edited by skate photographer and videographers Niall O’Byrne and Sam Curtin, with music by young Cork composer and skater Sam Perkin, performed by Crash Ensemble, Ireland’s leading new music group. This MusicTown performance will be the works Irish Premiere.

Presented by Crash Ensemble
Sponsored by MusicTown

The Studio, 6pm

Grey Area

Sam Perkin – Grey Area
Donnacha Dennehy – Glamour Sleeper
Jennifer Walshe - /AND JUMP FROM THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE 

Grey Area is a skateboarding film with live original score. Shot and edited by skate photographer and videographers Niall O’Byrne and Sam Curtin, with music by young Cork composer and skater Sam Perkin, performed by Crash Ensemble, Ireland’s leading new music group. This MusicTown performance will be the works Irish Premiere.

Blending the essence of street skateboarding with contemporary music, Grey Area is a hypnotic journey through the streets, leading us to secrets that we find only if we are open to them.
 - Sam Perkin

Crash Ensemble will also perform Donnacha Dennehy’s Glamour Sleeper which featured on the recent Adidas skate campaign, and /AND JUMP FROM THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE by Jennifer Walshe which has the ensemble learn to skate.

The evening will start at 5pm with the screening of Saint Denis the skate documentary directed by Phil Evans (free entry), with the concert starting at 6pm, and you are invited to join us to celebrate the release of the recording of Grey Area afterwards.


Biography

Crash Ensemble 
Crash Ensemble is Ireland’s leading new music ensemble; a group of world–class musicians who play the most adventurous, ground–breaking music of today.

An Irish new-music collective with international cachet and considerable chops. -The Washington Post

Performing worldwide, from the Edinburgh International Festival to Carnegie Hall, with artists as diverse as Íarla Ó Lionáird (The Gloaming), Bryce Dessner (The National), Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), Sam Amidon and Gavin Friday, Crash has made an indelible mark on the Irish music scene and beyond. 
Founded in 1997 by composer and artistic partner Donnacha Dennehy, Crash has worked with some of the most distinctive living composers including Terry Riley, David Lang, Michael Gordon, Louis Andriessen, Arnold Dreyblatt, Kevin Volans, Glen Branca, Nico Muhly and Gerald Barry.

Crash have recordings on NMC, Cantaloupe, Nonesuch and Bedroom Community labels.

Presented by Crash Ensemble
Sponosred by MusicTown

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