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Iconnotations – Made in Scotland Showcase

As part of the Made in Scotland Showcase, Red Note Ensemble presents Iconnotations with Matthew Hawkins.

Written in 1969 this is one of Peter Maxwell Davies’s classic works of concert-hall music theatre. An extraordinarily dramatic, multi-layered fusion of dance and music, its shape superimposes the 14 stations of the Cross on a series of 16th-century anatomical drawings by Vesalius, with a dancer and a solo cellist as the protagonists. 

Scored for the classic Fires of London Sextet line-up this work is filled with unconventional percussion instruments, a honky-tonk piano, allusions to foxtrots, as well as medieval and renaissance music.

Iconnotations will be live-streamed from Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh, as part of the Dancebase programme. The livestream is on Wednesday 25th August, 6pm (BST). It will then be available as a recording on demand from Thursday 26th August to Saturday 28th August, 11:59pm (BST). Both livestream and on demand will be streamed on ZOOTV.

Please note, there are two different tickets links for the live stream and on demand recordings. You can purchase tickets for the live stream HERE and for on demand HERE

Peter Maxwell Davies Vesalii Icones


Red Note Ensemble

Matthew Hawkins Choreographer / Dancer

Soraya Ham Dancer

Lionel Handy Cello

Geoffrey Paterson Conductor 


Made in Scotland is a curated showcase of high quality performance from Scotland at the world’s largest arts festival, made possible by support from the Scottish Government’s Expo Fund. It is a partnership between the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, the Federation of Scottish Theatre, the Scottish Music Centre and Creative Scotland.

Music courtesy of Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Limited.
25 August, 2021 - 18:00
28 August, 2021 - 23:59

Dancebase at ZooTV


Cost: £8 – £10

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