Goldberg Variations – ternary patterns for insomnia

Eleven musicians. Five dancers. Choreographed together as one in a new interpretation of the J.S. Bach masterpiece. Play the opening of the Goldberg Variations to someone today, and usually they’ll have heard it – whether in its original form, one of the many transcribed and transposed versions, or in a completely different setting in a totally different genre…. Read more »

Goldberg Variations

at The Barbican’s Sound Unbound 2017 festival

Thuringia Bach Festival

Goldberg Variations – ternary patterns for insomnia

Scottish Ensemble selected for longlist of Classical:NEXT 2017 Innovation Award

We are thrilled to announce that Scottish Ensemble has been selected for the longlist of the Classical:NEXT Innovation Award. Comprising 30 organisations, institutions and people taking an innovative approach to their varied activities in the classical music sphere, Scottish Ensemble is one of only three UK organisations to be nominated for the longlist. The other two UK nominees are Glasgow-and-Reykjavik-based music… Read more »

Goldberg Variations to be performed in Shanghai and Washington DC

Scottish Ensemble is excited to announce that Goldberg Variations – ternary patterns for insomnia, its 2015 collaboration with Swedish contemporary dance company Andersson Dance, will tour to Shanghai and Washington as part of the group’s 2017-18 Season. Scottish Ensemble and Andersson Dance will perform the critically-acclaimed show at Shanghai Concert Hall on 27 and 28 October…. 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 »