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 first instalment of which will be hosted by BBC journalist Tom Service.
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.
Pauline Oliveros (1932 – 2016)
Pauline Oliveros’ life as a composer, performer and humanitarian was about opening her own and others’ sensibilities to the universe and facets of sounds. Her career spanned fifty years of boundary dissolving music making. In the ’50s she was part of a circle of iconoclastic composers, artists, poets gathered together in San Francisco. In the 1960’s she influenced American music profoundly through her work with improvisation, meditation, electronic music, myth and ritual.
Guided by questions and thoughts from Tom, we’ll aim to open up discussion around Pauline’s amazing, ambitious works, based on listening materials sent to you one week before the call.
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 Tom, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.