Sounding Scotland’s wild plants in music
Baroque and contemporary music and stunning nature photography
In 1755 Scottish Baroque composer James’ Oswald published ‘Airs for the Seasons’, a remarkable compendium of 96 duos for violin and cello, each depicting a different plant or flower. Inspired by these, eight of Scotland’s foremost composers have written new miniatures exploring the extraordinary characteristics of native wild plants.
New works by: David Fennessy, Martin Kershaw, Stuart MacRae, Eddie McGuire, Chris Stout, Hanna Tuulikki, David Ward & Judith Weir (just been appointed the first female Master of the Queen’s Music)
Award-winning string duo High Heels & Horse Hair present TRANSPLANTED, a project celebrating the rich diversity of Scotland’s plant life and its music. New works by eight Scottish composers feature alongside the remarkable music of Baroque composer James Oswald and a backdrop of stunning plant portraits by nature photographer Laurie Campbell.
Alice Rickards – violin & Sonia Cromarty – cello
The performance will tour Scotland in Autumn 2014, premiering at Glasgow’s Centre for Contemporary Arts on 17th September at 7.30pm.
www.cca-glasgow.com 0141 352 4900 (£10 + £1 booking fee, £5 student)
“I have found my own interactions with TRANSPLANTED to be unexpectedly thought-provoking, and it’s been energy-giving to have worked directly with the performers through all stages of the commissioning and composing process.” Judith Weir