Past events

17 Nov 2017

HCMF 40: Aeolian

Huddersfield The World Premiere of Maja S K Ratkje and Kathy Hinde's Aeolian.

17 Nov 2017

HCMF 40: Dillon

Huddersfield HCMF's 40th edition opens with a co-commission from long-time Huddersfield collaborator James Dillon, written for Scotland’s foremost new music ensemble, Red Note.

9 Nov 2017

Red Note Ensemble with Pascal Gallois (bassoon)

Aberdeen World Premiere performance part of soundfestival Endangered Instrument series.

17 Oct 2017

Go Compose! concert at soundfestival

Banchory Go Compose! is a 3-day composition course for young composers and creative musicians aged 14-19 and in full time education.

16 Oct 2017

We're looking for a new Administrative Assistant to work across the company supporting the delivery of Red Note’s strategic objectives as defined in the Business Plan.

15 Oct 2017

Go Compose! at soundfestival

Banchory Go Compose! is a 3-day composition course for young composers and creative musicians aged 14-19 and in full time education.

22 Sep 2017

Red Note at The Granary part of Lammermuir Festival

Whittingehame In the depths of East Lothian’s picturesque farmland, the Granary at Eastfield’s lovely 18th-century steading is an exciting new space for the festival.

22 Sep 2017

Red Note at Tyninghame part of Lammermuir Festival

Dunbar Once again we will be bringing innovative, theatrical performance to striking venues at the Lammermuir Festival.

7 Sep 2017

Scottish Association for Music Education

Red Note present our music education project, New Music Makers, at the Scottish Association for Music Education (SAME) conference at the University of Stirling.

29 Aug 2017

Journeys String Quartet Tour

People and music crossing borders.

28 Aug 2017

Journeys String Quartet Tour

Isle of Skye People and music crossing borders.

27 Aug 2017

Journeys String Quartet Tour

Fort William People and music crossing borders.

26 Aug 2017

Journeys String Quartet Tour

Aberfeldy People and music crossing borders.

10 Aug 2017

Blowing Their Own Horns @ DCA

Dundee Dundee Contemporary Arts 'Echo' event is an evening of multidisciplinary presentations in response to Victim of Geography.

13 Jul 2017

New work by Matthew Hawkins

London A new version of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies' Vesalii Icones for 2018.

9 Jul 2017

Brian Irvine and Jennifer Walshe 13 Vices

London Part of New Music Biennial Brian Irvine and Jennifer Walshe's 13 Vices pushes the boundaries of new music in the UK.

2 Jul 2017

Brian Irvine and Jennifer Walshe 13 Vices

Hull A collaboration between two of the UK and Ireland’s most dynamic compositional voices, Brian Irvine and Jennifer Walshe.

7 Jun 2017

New Music Makers at Shawlands Academy

Red Note Ensemble are taking their New Music Makers workshop to Shawlands Academy.

5 Jun 2017

New Music Makers at Kings Park Secondary School

Red Note Ensemble are taking their New Music Makers workshop to Kings Park Secondary School.

5 Jun 2017

New Music Makers at Notre Dame School

Red Note Ensemble are taking their New Music Makers workshop to Notre Dame School.

1 Jun 2017

New Music Makers at Hillhead High School

Red Note Ensemble are taking their New Music Makers workshops to Hillhead High School.

25 May 2017

Blowing Their Own Horns

Edinburgh The collection of the Museum of Musical Instruments in Edinburgh University includes some curious instruments named after their self-aggrandising inventors.

13 May 2017

CLASS OF ‘17

Edinburgh Reid School of Music and Red Note Ensemble.

10 May 2017

Plug 4: All Things Red

Glasgow The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland's annual festival of new music is back.

5 May 2017

World Premiere The 306: Day

Scotland Wide The National Theatre of Scotland, Perth Theatre, and Stellar Quines, in association with Red Note Ensemble, present The 306: Day.

17 Apr 2017

Aeolian Workshop

We are working with composer Maja Ratkje, video/sound artist Kathy Hinde and accordionist Andreas Borregaard on a new work Aeolian.

13 Apr 2017

Parlour Sounds at Edinburgh International Science Festival

Edinburgh We are performing the World Première of Parlour Sounds at the Edinburgh International Science Festival.

27 Mar 2017

New Music Makers Workshops and Performance

New Music Makers inspires and supports composing within schools and demonstrates how a professional ensemble working in partnership with a school can create a genuine, practical legacy, enabling the school to take the work forward independently.

14 Mar 2017

String Quartets by Lyell Cresswell

We are recording our latest CD with Delphian Records this month at St Mary’s Collegiate Church, Haddington.

9 Mar 2017

Red Note MusicLab

Glasgow We join Royal Conservatoire of Scotland conductors Jií Rože & Simon Proust for MusicLab.

8 Mar 2017

New Music Scotland Awards

Glasgow We have been nominated for two awards.

7 Mar 2017

Leverhulme Workshops

Glasgow Associate Ensemble in Residence at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

1 Mar 2017

The Night With… Red Note

Glasgow The Night With… is a new series of salon style concerts presenting classical and new music in an informal environment.

2 Feb 2017

Parlour Sounds by Patricia Alessandrini

Banchory Parlour Sounds is a multimedia project by Patricia Alessandrini, part of Sound and Music Embedded.

25 Jan 2017

Launch party for The Cellist of Sarajevo on Delphian Records

Edinburgh We are celebrating the launch of our latest album on Delphian Records.

18 Jan 2017

Red Note seeks Board members

Red Note is looking for new Board members.

15 Dec 2016

Scottish EDGE Awards

Edinburgh We are delighted to be performing at the Scottish EDGE Awards in Edinburgh.

5 Dec 2016

Leverhulme Conducting Fellows Workshops

Red Note masterclasses and side-by-side workshops with advanced students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

23 Nov 2016

UK Premiere of KEIN at Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

Red Note Ensemble are heading to Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival for the UK Premiere of composer, writer and visual artist François Sarhan's KEIN

19 Nov 2016

Ring Time Music and Movement Workshops for Dalcroze UK Centenary

Music and movement share three key elements: time, space and energy. Ring Time has been designed to highlight this and to raise the profile of Dalcroze in the UK and beyond.

11 Nov 2016

World Premiere of KEIN at 18ème Festival MUSIQUES DEMESUREES

Red Note Ensemble are heading to 18ème Festival MUSIQUES DEMESUREES for the World Premiere of composer, writer and visual artist François Sarhan's KEIN

3 Nov 2016

Freedom o(r) Speech European Premiere

Red Note join forces with two European ensembles, I Solisti del Vento from Belgium and Norway's Song Circus for the World Premiere of Freedom o(r) Speech.

29 Oct 2016

Freedom o(r ) Speech World Premiere

Aberdeen Red Note join forces with two European ensembles, I Solisti del Vento from Belgium and Norway's Song Circus for the World Premiere of Freedom o(r ) Speech.

29 Oct 2016

soundfestival discovery performance

Aberdeen Experience ‘music ripping through the air like a rocket’!

27 Oct 2016

Ring Time at Drygate Brewery, Glasgow

Glasgow Red Note and Sally Beamish celebrate the centenary celebrations for Dalcroze UK.

9 Oct 2016

Go Compose! Workshop

Banchory Go Compose! is a three day composition course for young composers and creative musicians aged 14-19 and in full time education.

3 Oct 2016

Four Winds Festival, Canberra with Griffyn Ensemble

Following on from Red Note and Griffyn’s hugely successful collaborative performances and workshops at the sound Festival, we head to Australia with Griffyn on their home turf.

16 Sep 2016

Music and Film at Concorde

East Lothian We head to East Fortune Museum of Flight and the Concorde Hanger for the Lammermuir Festival.

13 Sep 2016

Lammermuir Festival Project

Workshop with pupils from Knox Academy.

1 Sep 2016

New Music Makers Project, Glasgow

Red Note composers and players working alongside National 5 – Advanced Higher pupils.

14 Aug 2016

‘Aeolian’ Development Residency

A project drawing inspiration from airflow conducted to move sound and objects.

16 Jul 2016

The Sins by Sally Beamish

Cheltenham We head to Cheltenham Festival with a 60th birthday tribute to Scotland’s Sally Beamish.

23 Jun 2016

The Cottier Chamber Project Noisy Nights

Glasgow Noisy Nights are the place to hear emerging new musical ideas and voices.

6 Jun 2016

The Cottier Chamber Project Reels to Ragas

Glasgow Scottish-Indian fusion at The Cottier Chamber Project with tabla player Kuljit Bhamra and piper-and-multi-instrumentalist Fraser Fifield.

31 May 2016

Call for Scores Cottier Chamber Project 23 June

The programme for this year’s Cottier Chamber Project looks at the subject of migration and refugee movement. This Noisy Night […]

24 May 2016

The 306: Dawn

Perth The 306: Dawn. World Premiere National Theatre of Scotland, 1418 NOW and Perth Theatre co-production, in association with Red Note Ensemble.

11 May 2016

The Cottier Chamber Project Noisy Nights call for scores

Glasgow Our next Noisy Night will take place at Cottier's Theatre, Glasgow on 23rd June. Deadline for submissions is 9th June.

3 May 2016

PLUG Festival – Plug 1: Opening Concert

Glasgow A multi-faceted opening to Plug@10, at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

15 Apr 2016

Reels to Ragas 3

Highland Scottish-Indian fusion as Red Note is joined by the superb tabla player Kuljit Bhamra and piper-and-multi-instrumentalist Fraser Fifield for new and traditional tunes.

14 Apr 2016

Reels to Ragas 3

Sleat, Isle of Skye Scottish-Indian fusion as Red Note is joined by the superb tabla player Kuljit Bhamra and piper-and-multi-instrumentalist Fraser Fifield for new and traditional tunes.

13 Apr 2016

Reels to Ragas 3

Isle of Harris Scottish-Indian fusion as Red Note is joined by the superb tabla player Kuljit Bhamra and piper-and-multi-instrumentalist Fraser Fifield for new and traditional tunes.

12 Apr 2016

Reels to Ragas 3

Ullapool Scottish-Indian fusion as Red Note is joined by the superb tabla player Kuljit Bhamra and piper-and-multi-instrumentalist Fraser Fifield for new and traditional tunes.

12 Apr 2016

The Night With…..Glasgow’s newest music series, with a twist

Glasgow The Night With… is a new series of salon style concerts presenting classical and new music in an informal environment with performances by some of Scotland’s top musicians.

12 Apr 2016

The Night With…

Glasgow Red Note perform music for brass trio and electronics.

11 Apr 2016

Reels to Ragas 3

Aberfeldy Scottish-Indian fusion as Red Note is joined by the superb tabla player Kuljit Bhamra and piper-and-multi-instrumentalist Fraser Fifield for new and traditional tunes.

11 Mar 2016

Spring Gathering Touring Network – Reels to Ragas

The Spring Gathering is an annual event bringing together promoters from across the Highlands and Islands with performers, producers, funders and other creative professionals.

3 Mar 2016

Vive Le Différence

Glasgow Another exciting side-by-side project with new music ensemble MusicLab under the direction of the talented Leverhulme Conducting Fellows.

26 Feb 2016

Noisy Nights, Byre Bar, St Andrews

St Andrews Noisy Nights are the place to hear emerging new musical ideas and voices.

12 Feb 2016

Noisy Nights Calls for Scores St Andrews

A general call for scores is made, maximum length 5 minutes for our St Andrews Noisy Night on 26th February at the Byre Bar

8 Feb 2016

François Sarhan String Quartet Workshop

We are teaming up with internationally acclaimed composer, writer and visual artist François Sarhan to make a new work for string quartet with a difference.

1 Feb 2016

Noisy Nights, Summerhall Edinburgh

Edinburgh Noisy Nights are the best place in Scotland to hear emerging new musical ideas and voices.

25 Jan 2016

Noisy Night Call for Scores Summerhall

Submit your score to be performed at Summerhall, Edinburgh on 1st February 2016, as part of Red Note's 'Noisy Nights' series.

30 Nov 2015

Noisy Nights

Edinburgh Noisy Nights are the place to hear emerging new musical ideas and voices.

16 Nov 2015

Noisy Nights Edinburgh – Call for Scores

Edinburgh Submit your score to be performed at Summerhall, Edinburgh on 30 November, as part of Red Note's 'Noisy Nights' series.

6 Nov 2015

2015 sound Festival: 13 Vices

Banchory Scottish Premiere of 13 Vices by Brian Irvine and Jennifer Walshe performed by Red Note Ensemble and Ensemble Doubt.

23 Oct 2015

2015 sound Festival: Red Note Ensemble: Noisy Nights!

Aberdeen Noisy Nights are the place to hear emerging new musical ideas and voices.

22 Oct 2015

2015 sound Festival: Griffyn Ensemble and Red Note Ensemble

Aberdeen What happens when Australian Aboriginal mythology collides with an Estonian composer?

16 Oct 2015

Noisy Nights Aberdeen – Call for Scores

Aberdeen Submit your score to be performed at The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen on 23 October, as part of Red Note's Noisy Nights series (Part of the “In Cahoots” NMS Conference).

13 Oct 2015

Go Compose at sound festival

Banchory Go Compose is a 3 day composition course for young composers and creative musicians aged 14-19 and in full time education.

30 Sep 2015

Noisy Nights Junior

Glasgow Led by composer and Red Note Ensemble Artistic Co-Director John Harris, Red Note musicians will work with music staff and pupils at Kings Park Secondary School to inspire young composers.

16 Sep 2015

Artlink Edinburgh & Lothians

This pilot project will allow Red Note Ensemble musicians Robert Irvine (cello) and Ruth Morley (flute) to spend four days working with adults with learning disabilities at Cherry Road Resource Centre.

15 Sep 2015

Red Note Autumn 2015 Brochure

Take a look at Red Note's new Autumn 2015 Brochure...

14 Aug 2015

A celebration of our first two CDs with Delphian Records – Moments in Time and Entangled Fortunes

We are delighted to invite you and a guest to a gathering to celebrate the release of Red Note’s first two CDs with Delphian Records - Moments in Time (Chamber music by John McLeod) and Entangled Fortunes (Chamber music by Eddie McGuire).

17 Jul 2015

Sounding Brass – BRASS Festival, Durham

Durham City Red Note presents an evening of compositions spanning 500 years including works by Gabrieli, Dowland, Britten, Harvey and Birtwistle.

26 Jun 2015

Bach to Bartok – Club Inégales, London

London Red Note String Quartet perform an exciting programme of 20th Century masterworks interspersed with quartet transcriptions of Bach's iconic 'Goldberg Variations'.

25 Jun 2015

Bach to Bartok – Woodend Barn, Banchory

Banchory Red Note String Quartet perform an exciting programme of 20th Century masterworks interspersed with quartet transcriptions of Bach's iconic 'Goldberg Variations'.

24 Jun 2015

Bach to Bartok – Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow

Glasgow Red Note String Quartet perform an exciting programme of 20th Century masterworks interspersed with quartet transcriptions of Bach's iconic 'Goldberg Variations'.

23 Jun 2015

Bach to Bartok – An Cridhe, Isle of Coll

Red Note String Quartet perform an exciting programme of 20th Century masterworks interspersed with quartet transcriptions of Bach's iconic 'Goldberg Variations'.

22 Jun 2015

Bach to Bartok – Lismore Hall, Isle of Lismore

Red Note String Quartet perform an exciting programme of 20th Century masterworks interspersed with quartet transcriptions of Bach's iconic 'Goldberg Variations'.

12 Jun 2015

Red Note Ensemble Improv Music Theatre

Glasgow Composer, pianist and Belfast Music Laureate Brian Irvine joins the players of Red Note and our cast of actors for a night of improvised contemporary music theatre.

30 May 2015

Lâchez Tout! (Enough Already) – Rotterdam, Netherlands

Rotterdam Co-production with LOD Music Theatre - Operadagen Rotterdam, Netherlands

24 May 2015

Sounding Brass – Bath International Music Festival

Bath Red Note take up residence in the historic Cleveland Pools lido for this exciting programme of music for brass.

20 May 2015

Watching Over You with Karen Cargill – Edinburgh

Edinburgh A new song cycle by Scottish composer Rory Boyle, with the poetry of Dilys Rose.

20 May 2015

Classical:Next

Rotterdam The global meeting for all art music innovators

19 May 2015

Watching Over You with Karen Cargill – Glasgow

Glasgow A new song cycle by Scottish composer Rory Boyle, with the poetry of Dilys Rose.

13 May 2015

Leverhulme Fellows Concert – RCS, Glasgow

Glasgow The culmination of masterclasses with Garry Walker held earlier in the year, this concert joins Red Note and the Leverhulme Conducting Fellows.

8 May 2015

Plug Festival Closing Concert with MusicLab

Glasgow Plug culminates with a combining of forces, as we are joined by the students from MusicLab to close the festival with a bang.

5 May 2015

Plug Festival Opening Concert: Simply Red Note

Glasgow Red Note kicks off Plug 2015 with a programme of brand new works from student composers.

12 Apr 2015

13 Vices – King’s Place, London

London Brian Irvine and Jennifer Walshe team up for this collaboration between Red Note Ensemble and Ensemble Doubt.

11 Apr 2015

13 Vices – National Concert Hall, Dublin

Dublin Brian Irvine and Jennifer Walshe team up for this collaboration between Red Note Ensemble and Ensemble Doubt.

10 Apr 2015

13 Vices – Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda

Drogheda Brian Irvine and Jennifer Walshe team up for this collaboration between Red Note Ensemble and Ensemble Doubt.

9 Apr 2015

13 Vices – The Great Hall, Ulster University, Magee

Londonderry Brian Irvine and Jennifer Walshe team up for this collaboration between Red Note Ensemble and Ensemble Doubt.

8 Apr 2015

13 Vices – The MAC, Belfast

Belfast Brian Irvine and Jennifer Walshe team up for this collaboration between Red Note Ensemble and Ensemble Doubt.

10 Mar 2015

Reels to Ragas Two – The Big Shed, Killin

Aberfeldy Scottish-Indian fusion as Red Note Ensemble is joined by the superb tabla player Kuljit Bhamra and piper-and-multi-instrumentalist Fraser Fifield for new and traditional tunes.

9 Mar 2015

Reels to Ragas Two – Victoria and Albert Halls, Ballater

Aberdeenshire Scottish-Indian fusion as Red Note Ensemble is joined by the superb tabla player Kuljit Bhamra and piper-and-multi-instrumentalist Fraser Fifield for new and traditional tunes.

9 Mar 2015

Indian Drumming Workshop with Kuljit Bhamra – Ballater

Ballater Free and fun practical Indian drumming workshops with Kuljit Bhamra, exploring the rhythms and ideas behind the music in Reels to Ragas.

8 Mar 2015

Reels to Ragas Two – Universal Arts Hall, Findhorn

Findhorn Scottish-Indian fusion as Red Note Ensemble is joined by the superb tabla player Kuljit Bhamra and piper-and-multi-instrumentalist Fraser Fifield for new and traditional tunes.

7 Mar 2015

Reels to Ragas Two – Ceilidh Place, Ullapool

Ullapool Scottish-Indian fusion as Red Note Ensemble is joined by the superb tabla player Kuljit Bhamra and piper-and-multi-instrumentalist Fraser Fifield for new and traditional tunes.

7 Mar 2015

Indian Drumming Workshop with Kuljit Bhamra – Ullapool

Ullapool Free and fun practical Indian drumming workshops with Kuljit Bhamra, exploring the rhythms and ideas behind the music in Reels to Ragas.

6 Mar 2015

Reels to Ragas Two – Mission House, Harris

Isle of Harris Scottish-Indian fusion as Red Note Ensemble is joined by the superb tabla player Kuljit Bhamra and piper-and-multi-instrumentalist Fraser Fifield for new and traditional tunes.

6 Mar 2015

Indian Drumming Workshop with Kuljit Bhamra – Harris

Isle of Harris Free and fun practical Indian drumming workshops with Kuljit Bhamra, exploring the rhythms and ideas behind the music in Reels to Ragas.

12 Feb 2015

Lâchez Tout! (Enough Already) – Bruges, Belgium

Bruges Co-production with LOD Music Theatre - Concertgebouw, Bruges, Belgium :: With introduction by Wannes Gyselinck

6 Dec 2014

Lâchez Tout! (Enough Already) – Roeselare, Belgium

Roeselare Co-production with LOD Music Theatre, De Spil, Roeselare

4 Dec 2014

Lâchez Tout! (Enough Already) – Ghent, Belgium

Ghent Co-production with LOD Music Theatre, De Bijloke, Ghent, Belgium

16 Nov 2014

Noisy Nights at Summerhall

Edinburgh Red Note’s long-running Noisy Nights series returns, premiering new work by emerging composers in an informal concert setting.

14 Nov 2014

Noisy Nights – Course for Composers

Edinburgh The next Noisy Nights Course and Performance will take place in Edinburgh, commencing on the evening of 14th November and culminating in a performance at 7:30 on the 16th November.

12 Nov 2014

Lâchez Tout! (Enough Already) – Clermont-Ferrand, France

Clermont-Ferrand Co-production with LOD Music Theatre, La Comedie de Clermont-Ferrand

10 Nov 2014

Red Note with Orchestre d’Auvergne – Clermont-Ferrand

Clermont-Ferrand Twinned Cities Aberdeen and Clermont-Ferrand’s new music festivals, sound and Musiques Démesurées, partner up to bring you an exciting Franco-Scottish collaboration of two ensembles and composers from France and Scotland, inspired by the WW1 commemoration.

2 Nov 2014

Red Note with Kuljit Bhamra and Fraser Fifield

Portsoy Scottish-Indian fusion as Red Note Ensemble is joined by the superb tabla player Kuljit Bhamra and piper-and-multi-instrumentalist Fraser Fifield for new and traditional tunes.

1 Nov 2014

Red Note with Kuljit Bhamra and Fraser Fifield

Scottish-Indian fusion as Red Note Ensemble is joined by the superb tabla player Kuljit Bhamra and piper-and-multi-instrumentalist Fraser Fifield for new and traditional tunes.

24 Oct 2014

Red Note with Orchestre d’Auvergne – Aberdeen

Aberdeen Twinned Cities Aberdeen and Clermont-Ferrand’s new music festivals, sound and Musiques Démesurées, partner up to bring you an exciting Franco-Scottish collaboration of two ensembles and composers from France and Scotland, inspired by the WW1 commemoration.

17 Oct 2014

Lâchez Tout! (Enough Already) – Hellerau, Germany

Dresden Co-production with LOD Music Theatre Europäisches Zentrum der Künste, Hellerau, Dresden, Germany

12 Oct 2014

Go Compose! Sound Festival (residential course) Banchory

Banchory Go Compose! for young composers and creative musicians aged 14 – 19

9 Oct 2014

Lâchez Tout! (Enough Already) – Orleans, France

Orléans Co-production with LOD Music Theatre, Scene National d’Orleans, Orleans, France.

6 Oct 2014

Noisy Nights – Call for Scores

Edinburgh The next Noisy Nights Course and Performance will take place in Edinburgh, commencing on the evening of 14th November and culminating in a performance at 7:30 on the 16th November. Deadline for Submissions is 6th October.

15 Sep 2014

Sounding Brass

Prestonpans Music for brass including works by Gabrieli, Dowland, Britten, Harvey and Birtwistle.

2 Aug 2014

PRSF New Music Biennial – ‘Three Fables’ by Stephen Montague

Glasgow Stephen Montague's new children’s work for musicians and narrator

26 Jul 2014

Reels to Ragas at Classics Marathon Day

Glasgow Indian-Scottish fusion with tabla player Kuljit Bhamra, part of an amazing marathon day of music at the heart of the Commonwealth Games.

12 Jul 2014

Red Note & Rogalski – Adams, Barber, Bingham & Vaughan Williams

Kent Red Note and vibrant oboist Michal Rogalski perform Judith Bingham’s new ‘Oboe Concerto: Angel of Mons’

11 Jul 2014

Red Note & Rogalski – Adams, Barber, Bingham & Vaughan Williams

London Red Note and vibrant oboist Michal Rogalski perform Judith Bingham’s new ‘Oboe Concerto: Angel of Mons’

6 Jul 2014

PRSF New Music Biennial – ‘Three Fables’ by Stephen Montague

London Stephen Montague's new children’s work for musicians and narrator

14 Jun 2014

Edward McGuire – The Cottier Chamber Project

Glasgow A portrait of one of Scotland’s best loved composers, West End resident Eddie McGuire, from Scotland’s leading contemporary music group.

13 Jun 2014

The Cottier Chamber Project – Red Note Improv Music Theatre

Glasgow Red Note’s players join forces with Brian Irvine and a cast of Scotland’s quickest-witted singing actors to make a unique evening of instant new music theatre.

21 May 2014

Elbow Room by Thomas Butler

Thomas Butler‘s new work Elbow Room explores the psychogeography of cites.

9 Dec 2013

A VERY CHRISTMASSY NOISY NIGHTS!

Edinburgh We've decided to don our Red Note Santa Robes this Monday Night for a very special Christmas Noisy Night

17 Nov 2013

Enough Already

Huddersfield A concert, a film and a play rolled into one, about how irresistible - and impossible - it is to achieve utopia.

16 Nov 2013

Dillon / Fennessy / Mantovani

Huddersfield David Fennessy: new work World Premiere // James Dillon: New York Triptych UK Premiere // Bruno Mantovani: D'un rêve parti

12 Nov 2013

Enough Already

Edinburgh A concert, a film and a play rolled into one, about how irresistible - and impossible - it is to achieve utopia.

7 Nov 2013

Enough Already

Glasgow A concert, a film and a play rolled into one, about how irresistible - and impossible - it is to achieve utopia.

21 Oct 2013

Go Compose! Course for Young Composers

Banchory An intensive composition course for young composers aged 12 – 17 who are still at school.

30 Sep 2013

Noisy Nights

Edinburgh Trumpet: Mark O'Keeffe Viola: Liam Eoin Lynch 'Cello: Robert Irvine

28 Sep 2013

Noisy Nights Jr

Glasgow Red Note is working with composition students at King’s Park Secondary School on Noisy Nights Jr as part of the Glasgow UNESCO City of Music Family Fun Day at City Halls.

19 Sep 2013

Reels to Ragas

Glasgow A mixture of old favourites, new compositions, and old pieces played in new ways, this critically-acclaimed global musical fusion.

18 Sep 2013

Reels to Ragas

Poldrate World-renowned tabla player and Bhangra pioneer Kuljit Bhamra joins Red Note’s strings for a programme that journeys from toe-tapping Western Isles melodies, through contemporary sounds, to the mesmerising rhythms of Indian raga and back again.

17 Sep 2013

Reels to Ragas CD Launch, London

London A mixture of old favourites, new compositions, and old pieces played in new ways, this critically-acclaimed global musical fusion.

18 Jul 2013

Reels to Ragas 2013: FREE Drumming Workshops with Kuljit Bhamra

Free drumming workshops with acclaimed tabla player Kuljit Bhamra.

9 Jul 2013

Reels to Ragas 2013: Highlands and Islands Tour

Following our original From Reels to Raga tour last year to Coll, Barra, Harris and Skye, we return with acclaimed tabla player Kuljit Bhamra and more Old and New Music from around the world.

6 Jul 2013

Songbirdsongs @ the East Neuk Festival

Kingsbarns "a magical piece with something of the fairytale about it”

7 Jun 2013

A New Musical. Or two…

Glasgow Red Note re-unites with improvising musical director Brian Irvine and a cast of Scotland's quickest-witted singing actors to make a unique evening of instant new music theatre.

5 Jun 2013

New Music at Sloan’s Bar

Glasgow New music from RCS composers including David Fennessy, Oliver Searle, Thomas Wilson, Rory Boyle, Gordon McPherson, and Red Note’s own Embedded Composer Tom Butler.

1 Jun 2013

Framed Against the Sky

Aberdeenshire A collaborative project between Woodend Barn, sound festival and Red Note Ensemble which introduces people to new music in Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen.

21 Dec 2012

The End of the World (for one night only)

Edinburgh Join Red Note on the 21st December 2012 as we prepare ourselves for the end of the world.

20 Dec 2012

Hymn of Thanks (Transcendence)

Glasgow Red Note Ensemble’s string quartet play two one-hour concerts of some of the most beautiful meditative music ever written.

15 Nov 2012

The Intoxicating Rose Garden

West-Eastern New Music and Dance

17 Sep 2012

Tantallon! These Lands This Wall

North Berwick Hear Tantallon tell its tales of intrigue, battle, witchcraft and downfall with a powerful musical score.

8 Jun 2012

Think You Know the Magic Flute? Think Again…

Bath Red Note Ensemble debut at this year’s Bath International Festival in the highly acclaimed production of Mozart’s joyously extrovert opera The Magic Flute.

28 May 2012

Noisy Nights in 4/4

Edinburgh Guidelines: 4/4 time, ideally played to a backing track, and for violin, cello and accordion.

9 May 2012

Noisy Nights – Red Note with ICC

Edinburgh Composers from Edinburgh University are brought together with creators of unique digital musical instruments to explore new sounds

26 Apr 2012

Pass the Spoon

Magnetic North and Red Note re-perform David Shrigley and David Fennessy’s “Sort-of Opera”

7 Apr 2012

Torsten Lauschmann: Inconsistent Whisper

Glasgow Glasgow-based German artist Torsten Lauschmann explores the limits of communication in an experimental performance-installation in the derelict basement space of the Arches.

26 Nov 2011

Noisy Words

Edinburgh Noisy Words is metamorphosing into a two day workshop: Five lucky writers and five lucky composers will be locked in a room to work together for 2 days with actors and musicians. At the end we'll get to hear what they've brought to life.

17 Nov 2011

Pass the Spoon

Glasgow World premiere of a spectacular new 'sort of opera' from David Shrigley, David Fennessy and Nicholas Bone

30 Oct 2011

Brian Eno: MUSIC FOR AIRPORTS LIVE

Glasgow Red Note Ensemble and Bang on a Can collaborate on Brian Eno’s Music for Airports.

22 Oct 2011

Noisy Nights 15 and 16

Violin, ‘cello and harmonium - A one-off Noisy Night 15 at the sound festival in Banchory to showcase works created by Go Compose! course participants, plus Noisy Night 16 in the Traverse Theatre Bar We will also present Noisy Night 16 in the Bar of the Traverse Theatre on 12th December. The ensemble will be violin, ‘cello and harmonium.

21 Oct 2011

NEW MUSIC SCOTLAND – Conference and Showcase

Banchory “New Music: is anybody listening?”

20 Oct 2011

Go Compose! Course for Young Composers

Banchory Go Compose! A Course for Young Composers aged 13 - 18

15 Oct 2011

UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW McEWEN CONCERT

Glasgow Programme to include the first performance of Luna by Helen Grime, commissioned by Glasgow University.

18 Sep 2011

1000 AIRPLANES ON THE ROOF

The "science fiction music drama” from Philip Glass

11 Jul 2011

RED NOTE Spring Tour

Infinito Nero (an ecstasy in one act) - With mezzo-soprano Angela Tunstall and conductor Garry Walker

6 Jun 2011

Noisy Nights 14

Edinburgh Electric Guitar, Electric Violin and Electric ‘Cello

6 May 2011

RED NOTE with MUSICLAB at PLUG

Glasgow Red Note (RSAMD Associate Contemporary Ensemble) side-by-side with the RSAMD’s ensemble MusicLab, in a programme of world premieres of music […]

21 Mar 2011

NOISY NIGHTS 13

Edinburgh Harpsichord, Baroque ‘cello and recorder

11 Mar 2011

Boyling Point – Rory Boyle at 60

Glasgow A celebration marking the 60th birthday of Rory Boyle, 2010 British Composer Awards winner and RSAMD staff member.

10 Mar 2011

JOHN CAGE SERIES

Glasgow A Cage lunchtime concert to complement the Cage paintings on view in the University's Hunterian Art Gallery.

7 Feb 2011

Noisy Nights 12

Edinburgh 3 'cellos, played by Robert Irvine, Eilidh Martin and Sonia Cromarty

18 Nov 2010

Noisy Words

Edinburgh Risk-taking and a sense of adventure are essential components in any collaboration, and we want to take the brave experimentation of Red Note’s Noisy Nights and the Traverse’s Words, Words, Words contributors a step further by hooking up Noisy composers and Words writers to see what blares, jangles, purrs, chirps and warbles out of the mix for this special, one-off event in the Traverse’s Autumn Festival.

20 Oct 2010

RED NOTE AUTUMN TOUR 2010

Gabriel Jackson: New Work for Strings // John Adams: Shaker Loops // Gavin Bryars: Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet

11 Oct 2010

Noisy Nights 11

Edinburgh Oboe (doubling Cor Anglais), Accordian, Small Drumkit and Marimba

26 Aug 2010

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2010

Edinburgh A string quartet drawn from Red Note’s line-up - Greg Lawson, Lise Aferiat, Jane Atkins and Robert Irvine - will perform with Tommy Smith, Joe Lovano and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra conducted by Gunther Schuller at the Edinburgh International Festival

3 Jun 2010

A DRUNK MAN LOOKS AT THE THISTLE – RED NOTE TUNE UP Tour June 2010

Scottish composer Bill Sweeney’s 90—minute version of Hugh MacDiarmid’s poem A Drunk Man Looks at the Thistle is a brilliant, multi-faceted setting of one of the landmark Scots poems of the twentieth century.

24 May 2010

NOISY NIGHTS 10

Edinburgh New music written for an ensemble of three violins.

30 Apr 2010

RED NOTE side-by-side with MUSICLAB at the PLUG FESTIVAL

Glasgow The second Red Note in concert at PLUG, side-by-side with the RSAMD’s contemporary music ensemble MusicLab, performing the prize-winning works […]

28 Apr 2010

RED NOTE at the PLUG FESTIVAL

Glasgow Red Note in concert at PLUG, the RSAMD’s annual contemporary music festival, with new works by Oliver Searle, John de […]

26 Apr 2010

Noisy Nights 9

Edinburgh New music written for an ensemble of saxophone, ‘cello and acoustic guitar. Free.  

22 Feb 2010

Noisy Nights 8

Edinburgh The first Noisy Night of 2010 kicks off with new music written for an ensemble of Violin, Trombone and Bassoon.

27 Jan 2010

RED NOTE with MUSICLAB

Glasgow A programme of music by Scottish composers including Eddie McGuire, Frank Spedding and Rory Boyle.

7 Dec 2009

NOISY NIGHTS 7

Edinburgh No. 7 in Red Note's regular informal series of chamber concerts - now with Santa Hats! - showcasing fresh-off-the-page music by new, emerging and established composers - for a seasonal ensemble of glockenspiel, toy piano and musical saw. Free.

19 Nov 2009

RED NOTE AUTUMN CONCERT TOUR 2009

Ligeti's classic Chamber Concerto and Hungarian Rock, Gordon McPherson's revised "paranoid concerto" The Waterworks, re-written with Glasgow writer Paul Henry, and a new work by John Harris in memory of the great Scottish writer and musician Tom McGrath. Conducted by Garry Walker.

2 Nov 2009

Noisy Nights 6

Edinburgh No. 6 in Red Note's regular informal chamber series showcasing fresh-off-the-page music by new, emerging and established composers - this time with an international twist, for an ensemble of flute, horn, 'cello and marimba.

31 Oct 2009

RED NOTE with MUSICLAB

Glasgow Red Note side-by-side with the RSAMD's ensemble MusicLab, in repertoire including Peter Maxwell Davies' The Birds, Yannis Kyriakides Tinkling and music by Helmut Oehring and Gordon McPherson.

30 Oct 2009

Noisy Nights 6 @ ARTMUSFAIR

Glasgow No. 6 in Red Note's regular informal chamber series showcasing fresh-off-the-page music by new, emerging and established composers - this time with an international twist, for an ensemble of flute, horn, 'cello and marimba.

12 Oct 2009

Noisy Nights 5

Edinburgh Trumpet, viola and french horn

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