Thursday, 10 April 2014

Red Note Get Busy (again)

I have been busy today with the churnalism (plus a few opinionated articles that I am trying to bury, of course). However, this one comes with love: it is the tour schedule of Red Note

Event title: PLUG 5 Go Big or Go HomeTime: 7.30pm
Date: Friday 2 May
Venue: Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Organisation/promoter name: Red Note Ensemble

Plug 5 Go Big or Go Home, closes spectacularly with a large ensemble of players from Red Note and MusicLab performing some exciting new works under the baton of visiting Conductor Garry Walker. The programme will include a work by French composer Daniel FĂ­gols Cuevas as part of the continuing partnership with the Paris Conservatoire.
Prices: £8.50

Event title: Stars of the Future: Thomas Butler Showcase
Time: 6pm
Date: Monday 5 May
Venue: Glasgow City Halls

Composer Thomas Butler has been creating work for the Red Note Ensemble for some years and in February 2013 was appointed their ‘Embedded’ composer in residence. This is your chance to get his measure; hear from the man himself and sample his music which will include: Struction (how I attempted to get the thoughts in my head into your head using only five instruments, five instrumentalists, metronome sound and MIDI) and My Life in Ventriloquism.
Prices: Free but ticketed

Event title: Noisy Nights with Wagner TubasTime: 8pm
Date: Monday 5 May
Venue: Glasgow City Halls
Organisation/promoter name: Red Note Ensemble

Noisy Nights is fun, free and your chance to listen to (and compose for) the musicians of Red Note. Meet music-lovers, curious minds, musicians, composers and artists in an informal space and hear some of the best examples of brand new music while having a beer.
Submissions are welcome for scores written for an ensemble of 3 Wagner Tubas (1 tenor tuba, 2 bass tubas). Deadline for submissions is 5pm on Monday 21st April 2014. Our 10 Minute Composer’s Challenge, gives you the chance to write your own piece to be played by the ensemble after the interval.
Prices: Free

Event title: Elbow RoomTime: 8pm
Date: Wednesday 21 May
Venue: Summerhall, Edinburgh
Time: 8pm
Date: Thursday 22 May
Venue: The Arches, Glasgow
Organisation/promoter name: Red Note Ensemble

Red Note, Sound and Music Embedded Composer in Residence, Thomas Butler‘s new work Elbow Room explores the psychogeography of cites; how we affect the city and how the city affects us. 
The culmination of an 18 month residency with Red Note, Elbow Room uses composition, performance and field recording techniques to tell the story of the mid-twentieth century plan to demolish the city of Glasgow and replace it with a futuristic concrete utopia; an architect’s view of a healthier, more rational and productive city, for a healthier, more rational and productive population. 
Mixing period films from the Scottish Screen Archive, which extol the virtues of the Glasgow of the future, with new sound recordings made in the city and a virtuosic score featuring violin, cello, percussion, electric guitar, synthesizer, clarinet and bass clarinet, Elbow Room is a nostalgic reflection upon fantasy and reality, ideal and actuality.
Prices: £8/£5

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