The partnership between Sir James MacMillan and the SCO goes back decades and has resulted in many remarkable new works. None has taken the world so much by storm as the percussion concerto Veni, Veni, Emmanuel. It has been performed hundreds of times since its 1992 premiere and remains a thrilling experience live: a superb, celebratory
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Deer Dancer is a new cross-artform project by artist, composer, performer Hanna Tuulikki, investigating the mimesis of deer, specifically representations within dance from across cultures. The work examines how the imitation of deer behaviour constructs ‘wilderness’ as the site for the cultivation of hetero-masculinity in ‘gender performance’ and how hunting mythologies shape and impact real ecologies.
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This concert is the culmination of a fascinating creative project involving Mr McFall’s Chamber, young composers from Auchinleck Academy, dancers and string players, four composers from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the wonderful learning team at the Citizens Theatre. From June onwards, composers James MacMillan and Jennifer Martin have been teaching a group from
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The Founder and Artistic Director of The Cumnock Tryst is 60 this year and his birthday is being marked with concerts and festival programmes at home and abroad. Here at the Tryst, James Knox, Chair of Boswell Book Festival, will interview Phillip Cooke about his new book, The Music of James MacMillan, and lead a
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Sax Ecosse is a quartet of saxophone players, including local New Cumnockian composer Jay Capperauld, whose music is now well known to Tryst audiences. The ensemble has enjoyed considerable success throughout the UK and Europe. Recent engagements range from the Edinburgh International Festival, the Usher Hall Emerging Artist Series, Celtic Connections and Cottiers Chamber Project,
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