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 is a public masterclass in composition and improvisation with Sir James MacMillan and Jennifer Martin. With the musicians of Mr McFall’s Chamber they will lead a group of young wind players from Auchinleck and Cumnock Concert Band through the process of making music on the spot. Our audience will observe the compositional process in
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Afterlife is a cutting-edge new music and film project based around the fictional work Sum by bestselling author David Eagleman. Sum – 40 Tales from the Afterlives is a collection of vignettes exploring possibilities of post- death scenarios which, as well as revealing unexpected and inventive possibilities for the afterlife, provides us with a lens
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