Tectonics Glasgow 2019
Tectonics 2019. The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra’s annual festival of new and experimental music featuring music by Christian Wolff, Jennifer Walshe and Luc Ferrari.
Highlights from Tectonics 2019, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra’s annual festival of new and experimental music, presented by Kate Molleson.
Andrew Hamilton: c (UK Premiere)
Jennifer Walshe: The Site Of An Investigation (UK Premiere)
Christian Wolff: Old Shoe, New Shoe (World Premiere)
Joey Baron (jazz drums)
Robyn Schulkowsky (percussion)
Jennifer Walshe (singer)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Ilan Volkov (conductor)
Luc Ferrari: Programme commun for harpsichord and tape
Mahan Esfahani (harpsichord)
plus a report on Lucie Vitkova's live performance installation, Makeup Scores: Environmental Music.
Christian Wolff’s BBC commission, Old Shoe, New Shoe was inspired by a large painting by Philip Guston, and the result is a sonic landscape of some scale. Two solo percussionists interweave with the orchestra, constantly changing performing situations: moving from leader, to follower; from written notes to free improvisation.
Jennifer Walshe's The Site of An Investigation ranges wildly over our contemporary predicament, taking in microplastics, Facebook likes, grief, precarity, interplanetary colonisation, artificial intelligence and loss. The work is coloured by shifts between raw emotion and the blackest humour.
Festival co-curator Ilan Volkov says, “Tectonics Glasgow Festival is the highlight of my year. The festival of course keeps changing but its main strength is really showing a diverse range of new music from classical composers using notation, improvisers without any notation, to electronic music, sound art and performance art as well.”