“The Spirit was transforming into blood, understanding nothing but blood, seeing nothing but blood, tasting nothing but blood, feeling nothing but blood, thinking nothing but blood, unable to think anything but blood. And everything it did, submerged and sunk it into that very blood …”
Red Note continues on its bold path presenting rarely-heard classics of international new music alongside new work by UK composers on its regular Scottish tours. Here, Italian composer Salvatore Sciarrino’s extraordinary and disturbing Infinito Nero, an “ecstasy in one act” based on the evocative visions of the early seventeenth-century mystic St Maria Maddalena de’ Pazzi, rides alongside a new Red Note commission by Scottish composer and viola player Carolyn Sparey, in concert with other classic works by Sciarrino and fellow Italian Luciano Berio.
The players of the Red Note Ensemble will be directed on this tour by international Scottish conducting star Garry Walker, and joined by mezzo-soprano Angela Tunstall, world-class contemporary performer and long-time artistic collaborator of Karlheinz Stockhausen.
“What a night *****” (The Herald, Plug 2010)
“Compulsive entertainment *****” (The Scotsman, Drunk Man Tour 2010)
Wednesday 11th May 2011 WOODEND BARN, Banchory 7:30pm
Burn o’ Bennie, Banchory AB31 5QA
Booking: Tel 01330 825431 / www.woodendbarn.co.uk
Thursday 12th May 2011 Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh 7:30pm
Greyfriars Place, Edinburgh EH1 2QQ.
Booking: via the Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh (from 1st March)
Tel: 0131 668 2019 / www.thequeenshall.net
Friday 13th May 2011 RSAMD, Glasgow 7:30pm
100 Renfrew St, Glasgow EH2 3DB
Booking: 0141 332 5057 / www.rsamd.ac.uk
Saturday 14th May 2011 Tolbooth, Stirling 7:30pm
Jail Wynd, Stirling, FK8 1DE
Booking: 01786 274000 www.stirling.gov.uk/tolbooth
Salvatore Sciarrino: Le Voci Sottovetro
Luciano Berio: Différences
Carolyn Sparey: new work
Salvatore Sciarrino: Infinito Nero