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Oceans Tour 2020

Music and Verse from the Atlantic and beyond

Announcement: Due to the recent developments related to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) and much to our disappointment, we have decided to cancel the upcoming Oceans Tour. This decision is in the interest of public health, thinking of the safety and our responsibility towards our musicians, employees and audiences. 


Celebrating Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters, Red Note string players Jackie Shave (violin) and Robert Irvine (cello) blend their styles with Eliza Marshall on flutes and whistles and iconic Indian tabla player/composer Kuljit Bhamra to explore the theme of ‘Oceans and Journeys’.
The musicians are joined by actor Crawford Logan in a concert integrating poetry and music of great power and beauty, performing specially written works by members of the ensemble and others.
The ensemble will tour the Highlands and Islands in Scotland, interleaving poetry from local and international poets celebrating and exploring the passions of the Oceans.

The programme will include:

  ‘Sea Fever’
  ‘Indigo Sunrise’
  ‘Fear A’Bhàta
  ‘The Fable of the Mermaid and the Drunks’ (Neruda)
  ‘Machair to Myrrh’
  ‘Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner’
  ‘Lord Franklin’s Lament’
  ‘Billy Bhangra’s voyage’ (drowning and reincarnation)
 

Details

25 March, 2020 - 0:00
3 April, 2020 - 23:59



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Noisy Nights are going digital! We are planning not just one but four nights of brand new music with Red Note musicians that you can enjoy from your own home.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, we have had to cancel the next Noisy Night scheduled for the Sunday 3rdMay in Glasgow. While we hope to resume normal activity after the summer and reschedule in September, we felt we couldn’t go this long without an outlet to hear emerging new musical ideas and voices.

So we are glad to announce that Noisy Nights are going digital! We are planning not just one but four nights of brand new music with Red Note musicians that you can enjoy from your own home.

How does it work?

If you are a composer and interested in writing a 5min long piece for a solo instrument, submit your name and contact email to admin [at] rednoteensemble.com by Thursday 26 March.

On the morning of Friday 27 March, we will get back in touch to inform you about the instrument you have been assigned to write for from the options below. Please note this will be a random allocation. On that day, you will also receive the link to a brief instrument demo filmed by each player outlining capabilities, techniques, notation, etc.

  • Ruth Morley – Flute,
  • Sasha Savaloni – Classical guitar,
  • Tom Hunter – Percussion,
  • Jackie Shave – Violin,
  • and Robert Irvine Cello.

Then the challenge is on! You have 1 week to write your piece for that specific instrument. Please submit in pdf format by 5pm on Friday 3rd April to admin [at] rednoteensemble.com. Please note the scores should not include electronics or any pre-recorded parts.

The 20 compositions selected by the players will be recorded and shared on our YouTube channel on 4 separate concerts: 10 April, 17 April, 24 April and 1 May.

Challenge accepted? Please help us spread the word by sharing this call with your network. Looking forward to keeping Noisy Nights alive in these times of social distancing, connecting new music lovers online.

New works by: Filip Holacky, Graeme Law, Aidan Teplitzky, Isaac Philips, Katrin Klose, and Tom Green.

PLUG Festival is all about showcasing original compositions by the students of The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

As Contemporary Ensemble in Residence, Red Note will be playing new works by: Filip Holacky, Graeme Law, Aidan Teplitzky, Isaac Philips, Katrin Klose, and Tom Green.

Details

6 May, 2020 - 19:30 to 21:00

Stevenson Hall, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
100 Renfrew Street
Glasgow - G2 3DB
United Kingdom

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