What is Scottish Ensemble’s Musical Book Club?
We’re delighted to invite you to a new online experience: SE’s ‘Musical Book Club’, the third instalment of which will be hosted by award-winning UK composer/producer Anna Meredith, featuring Scottish Ensemble violinist Joanne Green.
Through our Musical Book Club, we want to offer a relaxed environment to bring people together, discuss powerful works of music, and recapture some of the post-concert spirit we might otherwise enjoy over drinks after a performance!
Please note, you don’t need to have any existing technical musical knowledge to join in – this is all about sharing passion and interest! You’re welcome to join the discussion, share thoughts and questions, or simply listen along at home.
An Evening with Anna Meredith
Anna Meredith is a composer, producer and performer of both acoustic and electronic music. Her sound is frequently described as ‘uncategorisable’ and ‘genre-defying’, and straddles the different worlds of contemporary classical, art pop, techno, ambient installations and experimental rock.
In 2016, Anna wrote ‘Anno’ for Scottish Ensemble, a radical audio-visual reworking of Vivaldi’s iconic Four Seasons for string orchestra and electronics. Matching Vivaldi’s unforgettable melodies, irrepressible rhythms and short, snappy structures with new movements referencing Anna’s love for electronic music, the work explored some of the surprising links between current pop music, and music written over 300 years ago.
Join Anna and SE violinist Joanne Green for an insight into Anna’s music.
How Can I Join In?
The Book Club will be hosted through the free video conferencing software Zoom. If you would like any assistance downloading or configuring Zoom, just let us know.
A playlist containing recordings to be discussed, along with some questions and thoughts from Anna and Joanne, will be shared with participants around one week before the session.
Tickets for this event cost £5 (plus online booking fee).
If you have any further questions, feel free to write to Scott at email@example.com.
Original Photo: Gem Harris