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Common Sound

6 Music's Nemone joins Scottish Ensemble to celebrate the power of live music and shared experience.

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What’s special about live music?

Why do we gather together to listen to it?

What part does the audience play in a live performance?

Why not…just stay at home and stick a recording on?

During Common Sound we will be exploring these questions through live performance and conversation, guided by BBC 6 Music DJ and Psychotherapist Nemone.

Alongside thought-provoking words from Nemone, we’ll be playing short sets that will range from gut-wrenchingly beautiful Bach through to hypnotic Steve Reich, as well as music by Jonny Greenwood and Caroline Shaw.

As we meet again for live performance this is a timely and powerful reminder of what it means to gather, on Common Sound.


Wojciech Kilar Orawa
Jonny Greenwood Proven Lands
Steve Reich Excerpts from Triple Quartet
François Couperin Les Barricades Mystérieuses  
Peter Gregson Primary Colours
JS Bach Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott
Caroline Shaw The Orangery from Plan and Elevation
Peter Sculthorpe Estatico from Third Sonata for Strings

This performance is socially distanced.


Standard £10*
Under 30s and Students £5*
Unemployment Benefits (Employment Support Allowance / Jobseekers Allowance) £5*
Carers and Children: Free with a Standard ticket.

*Booking fees may apply

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Call 01382 434 940
In person at Dundee Box Office

Returning to Live Performance: Keeping you Safe and Comfortable

Your safety and comfort is our priority. For this performance the venue will be socially distanced at 50% of capacity.  We’ll be providing hand sanitiser and in line with Scottish government advice, we ask that you wear a face covering. In addition please be reassured that all Scottish Ensemble musicians and staff will be tested daily as well.

We hope that with these measures you can enjoy being back on Common Sound with us – we can’t wait to have you with us again.


Marryat Hall, Dundee

Sun 24 Oct 2021 at 2:00 pm


City Square, Dundee, DD1 3BB