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15 - 16 May 2023

Folded Landscapes by Erland Cooper

“If geology could speak its dreams and geography could sing in its sleep, then this is what it would sound like” Simon Armitage

Folded Landscapes is the 4th Studio album by Orkney-born composer Erland Cooper (founding member of band Magnetic North) – dubbed ‘Nature’s Songwriter’ by the Guardian for his compositions describing the earth and its landscapes.

Recorded in collaboration with Scottish Ensemble, Folded Landscapes presents Cooper’s observations on climate change, and his belief in finding solutions to complex and urgent problems…between despair and the spirit of hope.

This collaborative concert experience will feature a full performance of the album, paired with a programme of contemporary classical string music.

The programme, curated by Scottish Ensemble’s Artistic Director Jonathan Morton, includes works by Caroline ShawJonny Greenwood, Bryce Dessner and more – all of which explore the natural world and landscape through music and enhance the experience of Cooper’s compositions.

Experience this incredible collaboration between one of Scotland’s most unique musical voices, and Scotland’s leading string ensemble.

  • Erland Cooper
    Folded Landscapes
  • Witold Lutosławski
    Prologue from Musique Funebre
  • Bryce Dessner
    I, II, and III, from Réponse Lutosławski
  • Jonny Greenwood
    Prospector's Quartet from There Will Be Blood
  • Jörg Widmann
    180 beats per minute
  • Caroline Shaw
    Moss and Stem from The Evergreen
  • Philip Glass
    String Quartet No.3 (Mishima) - Movement 6

  • Thu 11 May 8:00 pm
    London  Barbican, The Pit Theatre

    Sold out

  • Fri 12 May 8:00 pm
    London  Barbican, The Pit Theatre

    Sold out

  • Sat 13 May 8:00 pm
    London  Barbican, The Pit Theatre

    Sold out

  • Mon 15 May 7:30 pm
    Edinburgh  Assembly Rooms

    Tickets available on the door at Assembly Rooms from 7pm

  • Tue 16 May 7:30 pm
    Glasgow  Galvanizers SWG3

Buy your copy of Folded Landscapes

Folded Landscapes is available on LP and CD online or from selected record stores.

Booking Information

Tickets: £19

Children under 16 go free with a paying adult

£9 for Under 30’s, students, disability and unemployment benefit recipients

Free tickets for carers with any paid ticket

SAVE 15% on your tickets by booking more two or more performances in any city. This discount is available online for performances in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Inverness, Perth and Glasgow – for Dundee performances please book by phone or in person to get the discount.

Q + A's

Useful information for our events

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

The venue is fully accessible on the ground and first floor areas for all visitors with mobility difficulties and accessibility needs via a lift or handrail assistance.

There is no lift to the 2nd floor and access is via steps only.

On arrival to the venue via an automatic set of doors there is a reception desk to the left with a receptionist more than happy to offer any assistance you may need to help navigate the venue.

Access into the venue is flat, with no steps.

Further details can be found here: 

SWG3, Glasgow

A raised accessible viewing platform is available in Galvanizers and Galvanizers Yard. Wheelchair spaces and seats can be purchased via Ticketmaster for most concerts in those spaces. This room can be accessed via 5 stairs; a platform lift or via a ramp. Accessible toilets are available in all ground floor level bar spaces servicing this space. The NKS key system is used for these toilets, if you don’t have an NKS key then ask a member of staff and they can assist.

If you cannot find accessible tickets online, please purchase a standard ticket and email detailing your requirements. If you are attending an event with a friend, please ensure you both purchase accessible tickets.

Key Distances

From AVP Parking in our yard to the Galvanizers front door – approx. 90 metres on a flat tarmac surface.

From the Galvanizers front door to the Galvanizers AVP Platform – approx. 32 metres including 5 stairs or the use of a platform lift.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

You’ll find Lothian Bus routes and timetables here – east-bound stops GF and GG are right across the road. If you’re coming from further afield, you’ll find information about travelling by bus at Citylink

Edinburgh’s tram service is also a great way to get around, with stops on Princes Street and St Andrew’s Square just a few minutes away here.

We’re only five minutes from Edinburgh’s main station, Edinburgh Waverley – visit National Rail Enquiries to plan your journey.

Edinburgh has the option to hire bikes across the city for single or multiple journeys.  The Just Eat Cycles here are suitable for people of all levels of fitness.

SWG3, Glasgow

By public transport
The nearest subway station is Kelvinhall, and the nearest train station is Partick — both a 10-15 minute walk from the venue.

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