AFTER THE CONCERT: SOUNDS AMID THE STILLNESS

September 10 → 9:30 pm10:30 pm

The Orkney Club, Kirkwall

Composers Stuart MacRae and Michael Oliva both explore electronic sounds in their music in journeys of exploration of uncharted territory.

Stuart MacRae, born in Inverness, draws on nature and mythology, across the scale from the shape and colour of lichen to the vastness of the night sky. He was BBC SSO composer-in-association from 1999-2003 and his opera Anthropocene, commissioned and premiered by Scottish Opera, has now been performed at Bielefeld Opera in Germany and will open at Salzburg Landestheater next year.

Michael Oliva, who originally trained as a biochemist, has a fondness for writing operas and music for electronics and woodwind. He was Area Leader for Electroacoustic Music at the Royal College of Music and has lectured regularly in music technology at Imperial College, London.

How can electronic sounds convey the beauty of the natural world, and how can they be integrated into the sounds of traditional instruments? They join solar physicist and SUN co-creator, Prof. Robert Walsh, and flautist Ewan Robertson in conversation.

Numbers limited, booking essential. Tickets £8 can be booked through this LINK.

Image: Mist on Scapa Flow © Steve Henderson

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