Composer James MacMillan talks about the development of his work Tuireadh which was written to commemorate those who died in the Piper Alpha disaster in the North Sea. The piece was played by Hebrides Ensemble as part of a rush hour concert on 27th January 2011 at St. George’s West Church in Edinburgh.
In this preview podcast for Vesalii Icones, we speak with the acclaimed percussionist Colin Currie and composer Peter Maxwell Davies about this unique production which combines elements of music and dance with eccentric and vibrant results.
As Hebrides Ensemble prepared to tour Schoenberg’s ground breaking work Pierrot Lunaire in 2010, this preview the concert included clips of the music that you would hear, alongside interviews with Hebrides Ensemble’s Will Conway and composers Sally Beamish and Helen Grime.
In this preview podcast, we speak to virtuoso circus juggler Chris Patfield about his role in Maxwell Davies’ Le Jongleur de Notre Dame and play you clips of the music. We also hear from Hebrides Ensemble’s artistic director, Will Conway.