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Hebrides Ensemble’s Harrison Birtwistle’s Pulse Shadows featuring Claron McFadden

Together with ECAT, Hebrides Ensemble presented a programme of Harrison Birtwistle’s Pulse Shadows and Purcell’s Fantasias, featuring the talented soprano Claron McFadden. Pulse Shadows is regarded as a highly challenging piece for musicians, the soloist and the audiences alike. Will Conway from The Hebrides Ensemble, Peter Nelson from ECAT and Claron McFadden explain why this […]

James Macmillan talks about Tuireadh

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.

Vesalii Icones Preview Podcast

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.

Yann Ghiro Rush Hour Concert

Hebrides Ensemble clarinet player Yann Ghiro previews his performance in 2011 of James MacMillan’s Tuireadh, written to commemorate the Piper Alpha disaster.

Pierrot Lunaire Preview Podcast

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.

Le Jongleur De Notre Dame Preview

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.

CD Recordings

CD Recording

Panopticon by David Fennessy

A new recording from composer David Fennessy featuring the title track, 'Panopticon' co-commissioned and performed by Hebrides Ensemble and Psappha.

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