Hidden Door: Hebrides Ensemble x Drake Music Scotland

Hidden Door Festival 2022

Hebrides Ensemble is delighted to make its first appearance at Hidden Door in a programme of huge contrasts.

We move from the evocative sound world of Scottish-based composer David Fennessy, to a tribute to the musicians of Ukraine with a moving solo work by Viktor Sylvestrov, and conclude with the pulsating rhythms of Steve Reich’s New York Counterpoint. The programme opens with the world premiere of Ștefan Niculescu’s Echos II, arranged for violin and Brainfingers, an adaptive instrument that enables special guest artist Chris Jacquin from Drake Music Scotland to join Hebrides Ensemble players in an exciting and collaborative way.

This year’s Hidden Door is bringing the old Royal High School, Edinburgh on Calton Hill to life for the 10 days of the festival. Hebrides Ensemble will be performing in the magnificent Pianodrome space.

Tickets and more information for Hidden Door Festival 2022 are available here

Hidden Door is a volunteer arts charity based in Edinburgh, which began when a group of friends started an experimental project, using empty/disused spaces for the advantage of the creative community of Edinburgh. It organises temporary events in urban spaces as a platform for new and emerging artists and is entirely independent. They programme visual art, music, theatre, film, spoken word and dance, showcasing new work in unusual and exciting settings to create engaging environments for the public to experience, explore and discover.


Programme

Ștefan Niculescu Echos II
Gordon Bragg and Chris Jacquin
Valentin Sylvestrov 28.Juli 1750…in memoriam J.S.B.
William Conway
David Fennessy Changeless and the changed
Gordon Bragg and William Conway
Steve Reich New York Counterpoint
Yann Ghiro

Accessibility Measures:

Hidden Door uses derelict, undiscovered and temporary sites for their events, which means some areas may not be fully accessible. But by working with organisations such as Euan’s Guide, with every venue they transform they do all we can to ensure a full experience and safe access to as much of the festival as possible for patrons with disabilities. Please do contact Hidden Door at hello@hiddendoorarts.org if you have any questions or would like to discuss access with a member of their team.

Logo for Drake Music Scotland, in orange      Logo for Pianodrome

 

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