New Music Biennial showcase, Glasgow

On 2 Aug, Mr McFall's Chamber will be performing as part of the PRS for Music Foundation's New Music Biennial showcase at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

Belize-born Errollyn Wallen’s Are you worried about the rising cost of funerals? resonates with the New Music Biennial’s international theme, combining the composer's Caribbean-influenced words and music with contemporary writing.

McFall's strings with Susan Hamilton, soprano

Sat 2 August 2014, 6pm, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

This piece is part of a new programme of music created by Artistic Director Robert McFall, celebrating historic connections between Scotland and the Caribbean by focusing on the common theme of islands. Music from Errollyn Wallen (from Belize) sits side by side with new music from Bermuda-born Gabriel Jackson, songs from Henry Purcell and Robert Burns and instrumental music of Cuba, Guadalupe and the Scottish islands.

The historical links between Scotland and the Caribbean have been neglected under the shadow of the slave trade. This project will not shrink from confronting this history, while, at the same time, it is intended to be a real celebration of connections, both cultural and genetic, between Scotland and the Commonwealth countries of the West Indies.

New Music Biennial
Think of it more as a kind of a free range musical experience. There will be music going on in different spaces in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall all day long, everything from jazz to Celtic, serious, light, choral, instrumental, electronic, folky, funky, strange and intriguing.

Amazingly, it is also all free and informal, so you can drop in to a performance, see how you get on, nip into something else, take a chance on something unfamiliar, or head straight for the new piece by your favourite artist. It’s up to you.

Bring the family! All of the performances are quite short, and the performers and composers will be talking about their pieces. It’ll be a really brilliantly engaging thing to do with the whole family – a great way to introduce kids to a whole range of music and sounds.
See www.newmusicbiennial.com

o http://www.prsformusicfoundation.com/Partnerships/Flagship-Programmes/New-Music-Biennial
o http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/
o http://www.glasgowcityofmusic.com/
o http://www.nmcrec.co.uk/
o http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/
o http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/
o http://www.creativescotland.com/
o http://www.britishcouncil.org/

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