Ilan Volkov, John Tilbury, Annea Lockwood
Robert Worby introduces music performed at Tectonics Festival Glasgow 2016, including Howard Skempton's Piano Concerto and pieces by Annea Lockwood and Richard Emsley.
Robert Worby presents the first of three editions recorded at the Tectonics Festival in Glasgow last weekend.
Tonight's music includes two world premieres of BBC commissions: Richard Emsley's Strange Attractor, and
Howard Skempton's Piano Concerto with pianist John Tilbury and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ilan Volkov.
There's also a focus on featured composer Annea Lockwood: her piece Jitterbug, which combines recordings of insects "singing like divas" with an instrumental ensemble consisting of John Tilbury (piano) Michael Pisaro (guitar), Eyvind Kang (viola) Jessica Kenney (voice), and Annea Lockwood (electronics); and Robert visits her sound installation, A Soundmap of the Housatonic River.
Plus an intimate work for two voices & electronics by Moss Moss Not Moss (a collaboration between sound poet Angela Rawlings and composer/performer Rebecca Bruton, in a style of music they call "Hidden Folk").
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