Thursday, 26 May 2011

Red Note Ensemble and Noisy Nights

I'm really excited to have my piece Chapels with Splendid Glass Windows chosen to be performed by Red Note Ensemble at their next Noisy Nights gig. The piece is a follow up to my recent string piece Sea Longing. Chapels is written for electric violin, electric cello, electric guitar and electronics.

In case you've not heard of Noisy Nights, it's a really exciting project run by the wonderful Red Note Ensemble. It's held bi-monthly, and each month has a different line up - 3 cellos, baroque recorder and harpsichord, electrics etc. An open call for scores is posted and composers write to the brief. Red Note then pick a selection to perform. The performers get one rehearsal on the day of the gig, with composers popping in to support and guide where scores may not tell everything. Then at about 7.30 the bar starts to fill up and we get to hear around 10 brand new pieces and chat to the composers at the bar in between.

It's a really good opportunity for new composers to get their work played and recorded, a chance to get feedback, meet other composers and more importantly, nick their ideas.

The gig will be on Monday 6th June in the Traverse Theatre Bar in Edinburgh, it would be lovely to see you there.