Goldberg Variations – ternary patterns for insomnia: The film
Musicians and dancers are choreographed together as one in a performance which challenges the static nature of the classical concert… This cross-artform collaboration between Scottish Ensemble and Swedish contemporary dance collective Andersson Dance is a new, 21st-century intepretation of J.S.Bach’s iconic masterpiece.
SE filmmaker-in-residence Hugh Carswell joined us along the way to create this short documentary delving into the thoughts behind the project.
After its world premiere in Sweden from 17-20 Sep, Goldberg Variations – ternary patterns for insomnia has been performed in the UK and Sweden.
Goldberg Variations – ternary patterns for insomnia (trailer)
The trailer for this cross-artform collaboration between Scottish Ensemble and Swedish contemporary dance company Andersson Dance.
Looking to redefine the place of the string orchestra today, Scottish Ensemble perform in places from the Walt Disney Hall, New York and Wigmore Hall, London to the once-derelict Modernist hulk of the Anderston Centre in Glasgow as well as parks, shopping centres and pubs. But wherever they play, there’s a certain special quality which unites all of their concerts.
This short glimpse of Scottish Ensemble in the concert hall, from the stage and the dressing rooms, hopes to capture some of that feeling, with soloists Alasdair Beatson (piano) and Sophie Harmsen (mezzo-soprano) also sharing what it’s like to collaborate with SE.
20th-Century Perspectives: City Spaces & Strings
In September 2014, Scottish Ensemble joined forces with internationally renowned visual artist Toby Paterson to present an ambitious cross-artform collaboration connecting 20th-century music and architecture with art.
This immersive experience combined specially curated sets of 20th-century music with a newly created environment built by Paterson, performed in – and created specifically for – the Anderston Centre, an important Glasgow Modernist landmark designed by Richard Seifert and completed in 1972.
This is a document of the stunning result.
Night & Day (Concerts by Candlelight 2014)
Teaser video for Scottish Ensemble’s Night & Day tour – our much-loved series of atmospheric candlelit concerts, taking place in churches, cathedrals and venues across Scotland from 5-11 December 2014.
20th-Century Perspectives: City Spaces & Strings (trailer)
Scottish Ensemble present a major collaboration with internationally-renowned visual artist Toby Paterson. Sets of 20th-century music will be performed in a newly built, site-specific environment created by Toby Paterson.