Hebrides Ensemble connect live with Europe

April 2, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

Deadline: 15 April 2015 at 17:00

In April James MacMillan and Hebrides Ensemble will run a Masterclass with three advanced horn players located in Edinburgh, London and Trieste. The musicians will play excerpts of MacMillan’s Horn Quintet.

LOLA (LOw LAtency) technology will be used to link two conservatoires (Royal College of Music London and Conservatorio G. Tartini Trieste) to Edinburgh Napier University. From there, James MacMillan and Hebrides Ensemble will conduct a masterclass with each remotely located horn player. With the connection running at high speed and with minimal latency, each remote horn player will rehearse 1-3 minute sections of Horn Quintet, playing live with Hebrides Ensemble while being able to see and hear James MacMillan and Hebrides Ensemble in Edinburgh.

Part of Hebrides Ensemble’s education programme, this pilot project will test how computer networks can assist in bringing performers and composers together from across Europe. Technology such as LOLA has the potential to deliver rehearsal, discussion or high quality learning experiences across widely dispersed venues, and by bringing one of the world’s leading composers into this context, Hebrides Ensemble can provide a unique learning experience to composers and performers in Edinburgh, London and Trieste in one afternoon. The additional benefits of LOLA are a much lower carbon footprint due to reduced travel and associated cost savings.

A limited number of free tickets are available to other Regularly Funded Creative Scotland organisations, composers and the press to observe the masterclass in the Napier University studio on the afternoon of 22 April 2015.

For more details and to reserve a ticket (deadline 5pm, 15 April 2015), please contact James Coutts on james@hebridesensemble.com

Location: Edinburgh City


For further information, please contact james@hebridesensemble.com (James Coutts), or visit http://www.hebridesensemble.com

The deadline is Wednesday 15 April 2015 at 17:00.