People

  Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo is a band making music that explores detail and difference through repetition and layering. http://www.buffalobuffalobuffalo.net/
  Michael Bawtree studied music at Cambridge University and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists. He is also Chorus Director for the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union, Music Director of Glasgow Chamber Choir and assistant music director of the Lyrique-en-Mer Festival, Belle Ile in France. Increasingly involved in opera, he has recently worked for Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. http://www.michaelbawtree.co.uk/ 
  James Clapperton is a Scottish pianist and composer. He has collaborated with numerous leading artists and ensembles. In 1993, his violin concerto The Preiching of the Swallow won the PRS Award and was subsequently performed by Maya Ayabushi and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Works by James Clapperton have also been performed and commissioned by Edinburgh String Quartet, Endymion Ensemble, Sharleen Harshenin, Yvar Mikhashoff, Mr McFall’s Chamber, Steven Osborne and the Taiwan Chamber Orchestra. 
  Matthew Collings is a British/Icelandic composer and sound artist whose music is textural, melodic and often sonically overwhelming, spanning the divide between Steve Reich and avant-garde guitar music. http://www.myspace.com/matthewlscollings 
  Professor Jonathan Cross is Professor of Musicology at theUniversity of Oxford. He writes, lectures and broadcasts on a range of issues in twentieth and twenty-first century music. 
  Edinburgh University Chamber Choir was originally formed with ten voices as the Edinburgh University Music Faculty Madrigal Group in 1965. They’ve since opened membership to students of every faculty and performing repertoire, spanning some 900 years from the 12th to 21st centuries, under its present director Dr Eric von Ibler. http://chamber.eusa.ed.ac.uk/site/ 
  Edit-Point is a new group of composers (Timothy Cooper, Louise Rossiter and Matthew Whiteside) dedicated to the dissemination and performance of electroacoustic music. Their sonic palette ranges from visceral and active to intimate and static, imbued in real and surreal sonic spaces. http://editpoint.wordpress.com/ 
  Ensemble Thing is Scotland’s other contemporary music ensemble, formed by professional performers and composers who dedicate their free time to the promotion of new music in Glasgow. http://www.ensemblething.com/ 
  Sven Erga is a sound engineer designer and composer. Sven utilizes digital sound-processing, synthesis and diffusion as his instrument. http://www.mobilehomes.no/sverga/sverga.html 
  JAM (John Armitage Memorial trust), founded in 2000, plays a vital role in ensuring the future of music in the UK. Annually, JAM commissions and encourages the writing of new work for choir, brass and organ (or any combination). To date, JAM has performed over 50 new works and regularly collaborates with festivals and organisations to achieve its aims. http://www.jamconcert.org/ 
  Patrick M. Keenan is a composer, currently pursuing a PhD in composition under the supervision of Professor Pete Stollery at the University of Aberdeen. His research interests include stereo and multichannel electroacoustic music, music for ensemble and live electronics, generative music for live performers and interactive installation. 
  Mr McFall’s Chamber is a music ensemble which plays a range of music from tango through jazz and rock to contemporary classical, taking in quite a lot besides. It consists of string quartet, bass, piano, percussion and sometimes vocals and more as required. http://www.mcfalls.co.uk/ 
  Můstek explores tightly-knit interaction between composer/improvisers Lauren Sarah Hayes and Christos Michalakos indulging in both the electronic and acoustic worlds. The duo combines laptops, acoustic instruments, analogue synths and found objects to create informed musical works and improvisations. http://www.laurensarahhayes.com/; http://www.christosmichalakos.com/ 
  NYOS Futures is the contemporary chamber ensemble of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland. It is drawn from senior NYOS and Camerata Scotland musicians and aims to introduce young musicians and new audiences to the fascinating world of late 20th and early 21st century classical music. NYOS Futures will be joined on the horn by Joe Boyd, former Aberdeen Young Musician of the Year. http://www.nyos.co.uk/orchestras-futures.html 
  Pure Brass is a vibrant, young and well established brass quintet. Formed in 2006, the group has quickly become a prominent ensemble within the Scottish chamber music scene. They are part of the very prestigious Live Music Now Scheme and has recently been accepted onto the Enterprise Music Scotland Residency Project.  http://www.purebrass.co.uk/ 
  Red Note Ensemble is Scotland’s professional contemporary music ensemble, dedicated to developing and performing new music to the highest standards, and taking the music out to audiences around and beyond Scotland. http://www.rednoteensemble.com/ 
  The Scottish Clarinet Quartet consists of four prize-winning musicians who met whilst studying at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama:  Alex South, Nicola Long, Andrew Langford and Frances Pybus. http://www.scq.org.uk/ 
  The Scottish Ensemble is a tight-knit band of outstanding string players from around Europe who perform regularly under Artistic Director, Jonathan Morton. http://www.scottishensemble.co.uk/ 
  The Scottish Flute Trio, comprising Laura Bailie, Janet Larsson and Ruth Morley, is one of Scotland’s most creative chamber groups. The trio has collaborated with artists and musicians from many different fields, looking at different ways of presenting chamber music and developing new repertoire. http://www.scottishflutetrio.com/ 
  Sean Shibe is currently studying at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, under guitarist Allan Neave. He has worked with groups such as the Scottish Flute Trio and Scottish Opera, and is in regular demand from guitar festivals around the UK. http://seanshibe.com/ 
  Thomas Strønen is the founder and leader of the Anglo-Norwegian avant-jazz ensemble Food with Iain Bellamy, and has worked with Evan Parker, Tomasz Stanko, Ernst Reijsjeger, Christian Wallumrød and Trygve Seim. He is also an active member in both the Maria Kannegaard Trio and Parish, a quartet he founded with Swedish pianist Bobo Stenson.http://www.thomasstronen.com/ 
  Graeme Truslove is a composer and performer based in Glasgow, Scotland. His output includes electroacoustic and instrumental composition, live sound design for theatre, sound-art installations, audio-visual art and improvisation, performing on guitar and laptop in small ensembles. http://www.graemetruslove.org.uk/ 
  Hanna Tuulikki is a Glasgow-based musician, visual artist and illustrator whose work explores our relationship with the natural landscape and focuses primarily on the imitation of bird-song within folk traditions. http://www.hannatuulikki.com/ 
  The University of Aberdeen Chamber Choir is an auditioned choir comprising students and friends of the Music Department at the University of Aberdeen. The choir specialises in early and contemporary music and also works closely with young conductors. 
  The University of St Andrews Chapel Choir is officially titled St Salvator’s Chapel Choir, and is the flagship choral ensemble of the University of St Andrews under the direction of the University Organist, Tom Wilkinson. 
  The Viridian Quartet is a Glasgow-based contemporary string quartet which performs and promotes exciting new music in the UK. Graduates of the RSAMD, current members are Lamond Gillespie (violin), Peter Nicholson (cello), Daniel Paterson (violin) and Emma Peebles (viola). http://www.viridianquartet.com/ 
  Tom Wilkinson joined the University of St Andrews as University Organist and Director of Chapel Choirs in 2009. Born in 1985, he studied at St Mary’s Music School, Edinburgh, going onto become Organ Scholar of Truro Cathedral in Cornwall. In 2004 he took up the Organ Scholarship at Queen’s College, Oxford, and graduated with a first-class degree in 2007. In the same year, Tom took the Fellowship Diploma of the Royal College of Organists. From 2008-9 he held the position of Assistant Director of Music at Chelmsford Cathedral. 
  Jana Winderen is an artist, curator and producer who researches the hidden depths with the latest technology; her work reveals the complexity and strangeness of the unseen world beneath, from the audio topography of the ocean to the depth of ice crevasses. http://www.janawinderen.com/ 
  Ross Whyte is a composer and PhD student at the University of Aberdeen where his field of research is concerned with multi-sensory perception in music. He composes works that are specific for headphone listening as well as audio-visual installations and multi-channel electroacoustic works. http://rosswhyte.com/ 
  James Wyness is a freelance composer, sound artist and improvising musician living in Southern Scotland. As a composer, he works primarily in the digital domain, making use of instrumental, electronic and environmental. His installation work focuses primarily on conceptual sonic art which investigates close listening by means of multi-channel sound installation. http://www.wyness.org/ 


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