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Tectonics Glasgow 2021

Watch and listen to Day 1 of the Tectonics 2021 Festival

Welcome to the Tectonics 2021 ‘virtual festival’. On Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 May the Tectonics 2021 weekend took place as an online event.

The weekend worked like a playlist with audio and video added throughout both days. All clips and performances available for 30 days for you to explore and enjoy.

Both concerts from the weekend were broadcast live and on demand on BBC Radio 3's New Music Show.

Day 1 Introduction

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Tectonics Day 1 Introduction

Kate Molleson, Ilan Volkov, and Alasdair Campbell introduce Day 1 of Tectonics 2021.

Cat Hope - The Rupture Exists

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Cat Hope - The Rupture Exists

BBC SSO perform The Rupture Exists

Sonic Bothy - Verbaaaaatim

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Sonic Bothy - Verbaaaaatim

Sonic Bothy perform "Verbaaaaatim"

Øyvind Torvund Untitled School

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Øyvind Torvund - Untitled School

'Untitled School' blends instruments, homemade apparatus, household objects, and samples.

Rebecca Wilcox and Hannah Ellul - Interruptions (coming up)

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Rebecca Wilcox and Hannah Ellul - Interruptions (coming up)

Rebecca Wilcox and Hannah Ellul perform 'Interruptions (coming up).'

Rebecca Wilcox and Hannah Ellul - Interruptions (just after five)

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Rebecca Wilcox and Hannah Ellul - Interruptions (just after five)

Rebecca Wilcox and Hannah Ellul perform 'Interruptions (just after five).'

Rebecca Wilcox and Hannah Ellul - Interruptions (near miss)

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Rebecca Wilcox and Hannah Ellul - Interruptions (near miss)

Rebecca Wilcox and Hannah Ellul perform 'Interruptions (near miss).'

Rebecca Wilcox and Hannah Ellul - Interruptions (past halfway)

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Rebecca Wilcox and Hannah Ellul - Interruptions (past halfway)

Rebecca Wilcox and Hannah Ellul perform 'Interruptions (past halfway).'

Meet The Artists Day 1

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Meet The Artists Day 1

Kate Molleson chats to artists on Day 1 of Tectonics 2021.

Zinc & Copper with Ellen Arkbro - speak all voices

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Zinc & Copper with Ellen Arkbro - speak all voices

Zinc & Copper with Ellen Arkbro perform "speak all voices."

Zinc & Copper/Ellen Arkbro - it's been a long time since I heard you sing

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Zinc & Copper with Ellen Arkbro - it's been a long time since i heard you sing

Zinc & Copper with Ellen Arkbro perform "it's been a long time since i heard you sing."

Zinc & Copper - Keith Tippett's The Sigh

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Zinc & Copper - The Sigh

Zinc & Copper perform Keith Tippett's "The Sigh"

Ilya Gringolts: Sky Macklay - Trrythms

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Ilya Gringolts and Sky Macklay - Trrhythms

World premiere of Sky Macklay's 'Trrhythms' performed by Ilya Gringolts.

Philip Corner and Performers - MusicArt Ideal

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Philip Corner and Tectonics Performers - MusicArt Ideal

MusicArt Ideal is a piece composed by Philip Corner and performed by Tectonics performers.

Frieder Butzmann - Street Music

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Frieder Butzmann - Street Music

A performance of street sounds.

Angelica Sanchez - Piece for Piano and Moog

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Angelica Sanchez - Piece for Piano and Moog

Angelica Sanchez performs 'Piece for Piano and Moog.'

Zachary James Watkins - Black Phase

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Zachary James Watkins - Black Phase

Zachary James Watkins performs 'Black Phase.'

Egidija Medekšaitė's - Âkâsha.

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Egidija Medekšaitė - Âkâsha

The BBC SSO perform Egidija Medekšaitė's Âkâsha.

Iain Findlay-Walsh - Listener Music (electronics and small ensemble) Live

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Iain Findlay Walsh - Listener Music (electronics and small ensemble)

Iain Findlay Walsh performs 'Listener Music (electronics and small ensemble)'.

Michael Parsons - Saitenspiel

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Michael Parsons - Saitenspiel

The BBC SSO perform the World Premiere of Michael Parsons' Saitenspiel.

Scott McLaughlin and Heather Roche - Natura Naturans

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Scott McLaughlin and Heather Roche - 'Natura Naturans'

The BBC SSO gives the World Premiere of 'Natura Naturans'

Close Scrape (Adam Linson and Matthew Wright) - Cutout (6 x 6) Live

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Close Scrape (Adam Linson and Matthew Wright) - Cutout (6 x 6) Live Version

Close Scrape perform Cutout (6 x 6) live at City Halls.

Schedule DAY 1 (Sat 8th May)

16.30 Introduction to Day One with Ilan Volkov, Alasdair Campbell and Kate Molleson

17.00 Cat Hope: The Rupture Exists – BBC SSO, UK Premiere

17.30 Sonic Bothy Verbaaaaatim

18.00 Øyvind Torvund Untitled School
Chenxi Wang and Yeji Jung: Piano
Timothée de la Morinerie and Javier Verduras: Percussion
Audio recording and mixing: Håkon Stene

18.15 Rebecca Wilcox & Hannah Ellul Interruptions

18.30 Meet the Artists: with Sonic Bothy, Frieder Butzmann, Angelica Sanchez and Egidija Medekšaitė

19.00 Zinc & Copper with Ellen Arkbro
Ellen Arkbro speak all voices
Ellen Arkbro it's been a long time since I heard you sing
Keith Tippett: The Sigh

Ellen Arkbro - vocals, composition
Robin Hayward - microtonal tuba
Hilary Jeffery - trombone
Elena Kakaliagou – horn

19.15 Ilya Gringolts: Sky Macklay Trrythms
World premiere (commissioned by the I&I Foundation)

19.30 Philip Corner and Tectonics Performers MusicArt Ideal
Philip Corner - Composer
Ilan Volkov - Editor
Thomas Thorpe - Engineering
Andrew Trinick - Assistant Editor

with Frieder Butzmann, Alasdair Campbell,Iain Findlay Walsh, Olivia Furey, Cat Hope, Ingrid Laubrock, Manuel Pessoa de Lima, Dave Lyons (BBC SSO), Sky Macklay, Andrea Pensado, Lauren Redhead, Alistair Zaldua

20.00 Frieder Butzmann Street Music

20.30 Angelica Sanchez Piece for Piano and Moog

21.00 Zachary James Watkins Black Phase

22.00 – 00.00 midnight
WATCH LIVE ON THE TECTONICS WEBSITE

LISTEN LIVE ON BBC RADIO 3/BBC SOUNDS
Presented by Kate Molleson

Live performances:

Egidija Medekšaitė Âkâsha - BBC SSO and Ilan Volkov
Ian Findlay Walsh Listener Music (electronics and small ensemble) Abigail Young (viola), Alasdair Garrett (flute), Una MacGlone (double bass)
Michael Parsons Saitenspiel (BBC Commission, World Premiere) – BBC SSO and Ilan Volkov
Scott McLaughlin Natura Naturans (World Premiere) - BBC SSO, Heather Roche (clarinet) and Ilan Volkov
Close Scrape (Adam Linson and Matthew Wright) Cutout (6 x 6) Live Version

Tectonics 2021 Sunday

All the performances from Sunday.

Iain Findlay-Walsh - Listener Music

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Iain Findlay Walsh - Listener Music 2

Iain Findlay-Walsh performs Listener Music (2) - fixed media, for stereo headphones.

Iain Findlay-Walsh - Listener Music 2 Accompanying Text

the soundscape captures a listening process
the body is wired, restless
the street sounds still
turn one inside the other
each each in out to all

here
hearing
networks
feeling for
a now that sings
fuck this
state

Day 2 Introduction

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Tectonics Day 2 Introduction

Kate Molleson, Ilan Volkov, and Alasdair Campbell introduce Day 2 of Tectonics 2021.

Frédéric Le Junter - Where I Am

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Frédéric Le Junter - Where I Am

Frédéric Le Junter performs "Where I Am," a visual and sound installation.

Andrea Pensado - Reflections on Uneasiness

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Andrea Pensado - Reflections on Uneasiness

Andrea Pensado's 'Reflections on Uneasiness' is an eclectic fusion of sounds and music.

Ilya Gringolts with Yu Kuwabara - Bai and Dharani

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Ilya Gringolts and Yu Kuwabara - Bai and Dharani

World premiere of Yu Kuwabara's 'Bai and Dharani' performed by Ilya Gringolts.

Meet The Artists Day 2

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Meet The Artists Day 2

Kate Molleson chats to artists on Day 2 of Tectonics 2021.

Manuel Pessoa de Lima - Skip Ad

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Manuel Pessoa de Lima - Skip Ad

Manuel Pessoa de Lima presents 'Skip Ad.'

Close Scrape (Adam Linson & Matt Wright) - Cutout (6 x 6) Roads

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Close Scrape - Cutout (6 x 6) roads

Close Scrape debut "Cutout (6 x 6)" for Tectonics 2021.

Close Scrape (Adam Linson & Matt Wright) - Cutout (6 x 6) Drives

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Close Scrape - Cutout (6 x 6) drives

Close Scrape debut "Cutout (6 x 6)" for Tectonics 2021.

Close Scrape (Adam Linson & Matt Wright) - Cutout (6 x 6) Avenues

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Close Scrape - Cutout (6 x 6) avenues

Close Scrape debut "Cutout (6 x 6)" for Tectonics 2021.

Close Scrape (Adam Linson & Matt Wright) - Cutout (6 x 6) Junctions

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Close Scrape - Cutout (6 x 6) junctions

Close Scrape debut "Cutout (6 x 6)" for Tectonics 2021.

Close Scrape (Adam Linson & Matt Wright) - Cutout (6 x 6) Paths

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Close Scrape - Cutout (6 x 6) paths

Close Scrape debut "Cutout (6 x 6)" for Tectonics 2021.

Close Scrape (Adam Linson & Matt Wright) - Cutout (6 x 6) Carts

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Close Scrape - Cutout (6 x 6) carts

Close Scrape debut "Cutout (6 x 6)" for Tectonics 2021.

Marc Yeats - the unimportance of events

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Marc Yeats - the unimportance of events

BBC SSO world premiere of 'the unimportance of events' by Marc Yeats.

Lauren Redhead and Alistair Zaldua

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Lauren Redhead and Alistair Zaldua

Lauren Redhead and Alistair Zaldua perform the world premiere of "Giant Silver"

Ain Bailey - Super JR: Second Phase

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Ain Bailey - Super JR (Second Phase)

For Tectonics 2021, Ain Bailey presents the second phase of "Super JR."

Ingrid Laubrock

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Ingrid Laubrock - Drilling, part I (extended version)

Ingrid Laubrock performs 'Drilling, part I (extended version).'

Tania León: Orígenes

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Tania León: Orígenes

The BBC SSO performs Tania León’s Orígenes.

Rebecca Wilcox & Hannah Ellul

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Rebecca Wilcox & Hannah Ellul - Interruptions

Rebecca Wilcox and Hannah Ellul perform ‘Interruptions’ at City Halls.

Arnulf Herrmann: Fiktive Tänze (Zweiter Band)

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Arnulf Herrmann: Fiktive Tänze (Zweiter Band)

The BBC SSO perform Arnulf Herrmann’s Fiktive Tänze (Zweiter Band)

Graciela Paraskevaidis: No quiero oir ya mas campanas

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Graciela Paraskevaidis: No quiero oir ya mas campanas

The BBC SSO perform Graciela Paraskevaidis’s ‘No quiero oir ya mas campanas.’

Olivia Furey with Lee Paget & Clive MacLachlan Powell

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Olivia Furey with Lee Paget & Clive MacLachlan Powell: Cluttercore 2020

For Tectonics 2021, Olivia Furey performs Cluttercore 2020 live at City Halls.

Sunday 9 May

15.00 Iain Findlay Walsh - Listener Music - online, fixed-media soundscape composition with accompanying text

16.00 Introduction to Day Two with Ilan Volkov, Alasdair Campbell and Kate Molleson

16.30 Frédéric Le Junter Where I Am

17.00 Andrea Pensado Reflections on Uneasiness

17.30 Ilya Gringolts: Yu Kuwabara Bai and Dharani
World premiere (commissioned by the I&I Foundation)

18.00 Meet the Artists: with Ain Bailey, Lauren Redhead, Tania León, Frédéric Le Junter and Kate Molleson

18.30 Manuel Pessoa De Lima Skip Ad

19.00 Close Scrape (Adam Linson and Matthew Wright) Cutout (6 x 6) Online Version

19.30 Marc Yeats: the unimportance of events – BBC SSO
World Premiere

20.00 Lauren Redhead and Alistair Zaldua
Michael Bonaventure Giant Silver (2020 - organ and electronics version)
Alistair Zaldua "…rain of stars" (2014, rev.2021)
Huw Morgan Fault (2018)
Lauren Redhead phosphorescent (2018)

20.45 Ain Bailey Super JR: Second Phase

21.30 Ingrid Laubrock

10.00pm – 12.00 midnight

WATCH LIVE ON THE TECTONICS WEBSITE

LISTEN LIVE ON BBC RADIO 3/BBC SOUNDS

Presented by Kate Molleson

Live performances:

Tania León: Orígenes – BBC SSO and Ilan Volkov
Hannah Ellul & Rebecca Wilcox Interruptions
Arnulf Herrmann: Fiktive Tänze (Zweiter Band) – BBC SSO and Ilan Volkov
Graciela Paraskevaidis: No quiero oir ya mas campanas – BBC SSO and Ilan Volkov
Olivia Furey with Lee Paget & Clive MacLachlan Powell: Cluttercore 2020 BE ADVISED: VERY STRONG LANGUAGE