Grey Area

Crash Ensemble
  • Online
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  • Film
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  • Conversation
Composer: Sam Perkin Artist: Crash Ensemble

Irish composer Sam Perkin fuses his passions for skateboarding and music into a mesmerising film.

Shot and edited by skate photographer and videographers Niall O’Byrne and Sam Curtin, Grey Area follows a skateboarder’s nocturnal journey through an urban landscape and is performed by Crash Ensemble, Ireland’s leading new music group.

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

Composer/Director: Sam Perkin
Cinematography: NOB, Sam Curtin
Performers: Crash Ensemble
Skateboarders: Charles Neilson, Paddy Walsh
Commissioned by: Engage Arts Festival for Crash Ensemble with the support of the Arts Council of Ireland

Watch a short promo video for Grey Area

This event will be broadcast via the YouTube video above so all you need to do to enjoy the event is either come back to this page or visit our YouTube channel. You don't need to book to enjoy the performance.


Following the performance, there will be a live Q&A with composer Sam Perkin. Please continue watching the video above to listen to the Q&A.

If you would like to ask Sam a question please register for the Q&A session by clicking BOOK on the right hand side. You will then be able to post your question in the Q&A facility during the event. 


All of our events are BSL signed.

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