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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 »

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 »