Quintets at The Merchant’s House, Glasgow (The Herald)

Written by Keith Bruce Published on Friday 26 February 2016 THERE was a queue down the stairs for seats at Wednesday lunchtime’s recital by a quintet from Jonathan Morton’s Scottish Ensemble, and little wonder. For all that the group is dedicated to “reinventing the string orchestra”, here just five of the players were on a… Read more »

BBC Arts Online host exclusive showing of Goldberg Variations mini documentary

A mini documentary looking into Goldberg Variations – ternary projects for insomnia was launched this week on BBC Arts Online, a platform bringing together coverage of the most exciting and interesting art events and projects happening at the moment. The film, created by Scottish Ensemble filmmaker-in-residence Hugh Carswell, offers insights into the creation of the project, as well… Read more »

Goldberg Variations – ternary patterns for insomnia tours Sweden

We are thrilled to return to Sweden for an eight-date tour of Goldberg Variations – ternary patterns for insomnia, our cross-artform collaboration with Swedish contemporary dance company Andersson Dance. Starting in Jönköping on Monday 25 January, the tour takes in seven cities across the country including Gävle, Västerås, Kungsbacka, Vara and Malmö before concluding in Umeå with… Read more »

Goldberg Variations – ternary patterns for insomnia at Dance City, Newcastle (The Guardian)

Written by Alfred Hickling Published on Monday 23 November 2015 The composition of Bach’s Goldberg Variations will always be mysterious. Were they really a musical sheep-counting exercise for the benefit of an insomniac ambassador? A harmonic exegesis of the Ptolemaic universe? A private joke at the expense of an unkind critic? Or maybe, as this… Read more »

Goldberg Variations – ternary patterns for insomnia (Fjord Review)

Written by Lorna Irvine Published on Tuesday 17 November 2015 Read the review on the Fjord Review website How to reinvent J.S. Bach’s famous, sublime Goldberg Variations? This collaboration between Stockholm-based choreographer Örjan Andersson and Scottish Ensemble’s Jonathan Morton seeks to do just that, with a series of choreographic movements integrated with the musicians themselves,… Read more »

Music-and-dance collaboration opens at Glasgow’s Tramway

11 musicians from Scottish Ensemble and 5 dancers from Andersson Dance have arrived at Glasgow’s prestigious contemporary art and performance venue, Tramway, for rehearsals ahead of the first UK performances on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 November. The collaboration is led by Scottish Ensemble Artistic Director Jonathan Morton and Andersson Dance Artistic Director Örjan Andersson, who came… Read more »

VACANCY: Chair of Finance and General Purposes Committee, Scottish Ensemble

Scottish Ensemble’s Board of Trustees is looking to appoint a new member of the Board who will also serve as Chair of the Finance and General Purposes Committee. The Chair of the Finance and General Purposes Committee plays a key governance role for Scottish Ensemble (SE). The Committee reviews SE management accounts and financial planning… Read more »

Goldberg Variations – ternary patterns for insomnia premières in Sweden

The first performances of Goldberg Variations – ternary patterns for insomnia have been performed in Sweden – to standing ovations and critical acclaim. The project, a collaboration between Scottish Ensemble and contemporary Swedish dance company Andersson Dance, will be performed in the UK from Fri 13 to Sat 21 November, taking in Glasgow (13 &… Read more »

Scottish Ensemble win friends with spirited Bucharest debut (The Herald, 9/9/15)

  Written by Kate Molleson Published on Wednesday 9 September 2015 Read on The Herald website Photo: Vlad Eftenie Bucharest’s main concert hall is the Sala Palatului: a vast 1960s period piece upholstered in multiple shades of yellow and once used as the conference centre for Nicolae Ceausescu’s communist regime. The auditorium holds a mighty crowd of… Read more »