Anno with Anna and Eleanor Meredith: Day Three

  Anno is an exciting new Scottish Ensemble and Spitalfields Music commission by classical-electronic crossover composer Anna Meredith and visual artist Eleanor Meredith. SE blogger-in-residence Rosie Davies follows the artists and crew from Glasgow to London’s Oval Space for a behind-the-scenes glimpse at what goes into a project like this. The good weather has followed us… Read more »

Anno with Anna and Eleanor Meredith: Day Two

  Rehearsals have begun for Anno, the exciting new Scottish Ensemble and Spitalfields Music commission by classical-electronic crossover composer Anna Meredith and visual artist Eleanor Meredith. As musicians prepare to perform the piece live for the first time in London on Mon 6 and Tue 7 June, SE blogger-in-residence Rosie Davies joins the artists and crew at… Read more »

Anno with Anna and Eleanor Meredith: Day One

  Rehearsals have begun for Anno, the exciting new Scottish Ensemble and Spitalfields Music commission by classical-electronic crossover composer Anna Meredith and visual artist Eleanor Meredith. As musicians prepare to perform the piece live for the first time in London on Mon 6 and Tue 7 June, SE blogger-in-residence Rosie Davies joins the artists and crew at… Read more »

Q&A with Anna Meredith

A few years ago, Scottish Ensemble commissioned Anna Meredith, one of the most intriguing and individual composers of her generation, to write a new piece for string orchestra and electronics. The idea came from a conversation between Anna and SE Artistic Director Jonathan Morton, in which Jon was musing upon new ways of performing Vivaldi’s famous, and… Read more »

20th-Century Perspectives: City Spaces & Strings

Tommy Ga-Ken Wan, a Glasgow-based photographer with an international reputation spoke to SE Artistic Director Jonathan Morton about the upcoming event 20th-Century Perspectives: City Spaces & Strings. He also took some beautiful, striking images of the event’s secret location. Outside the performance space Tommy Ga-Ken Wan The Provencal-Rosé paradox is the name scientists give to the… Read more »

Postcards from Martin Suckling #2

We’ve commissioned Martin Suckling to write us musical postcards throughout our 2012-13 season, with the first, In Memoriam EMS, arriving in time for our Illuminations concerts in Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Inverness on 22 – 25 October and at our 1st concert of the 2012-13 series at Wigmore Hall on 30 October 2012. Postcard We were… Read more »

Martin Suckling interview

Our final residency in Dundee came to an end yesterday – and what a weekend it was! A full report of what we got up to will be coming up later this week, but for now it’s straight onto our Illuminations concerts in Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth from 22 – 25 October 2012. As… Read more »

Alex Smoke on Faust

Our residencies in Inverness and Dundee this month see the Ensemble getting out and about and trying a whole range of  new things. One of the more unusual events in the residencies will be screenings of F. W.  Murnau’s 1926 film Faust at Dundee Contemporary Arts on Thursday 18 October and Eden Court Cinema on… Read more »

Postcards from Martin Suckling #1

Welcome to the first in an occasional series of postcards from composer Martin Suckling New Music Martin is going to be writing us ‘musical postcards’ in response to the music we’ll be performing this season, so you’ll be hearing a lot from Martin during 2012-13. We asked him to send us a little postcard to… Read more »