Andrew and I attended a really cool new music concert sponsored by ecat (previously Edinburgh Contemporary Arts Trust) a non-profit organization “dedicated to the challenge of supporting new music in Scotland and cultivating an audience for it. It has promoted music across the boundaries – ‘classical’ music, jazz, improvised and electronic music.”
The concert we attended was free and the first of the season. It featured compositions by experimental music luminaries Karlheinz Stockhausen, David Lang and Steve Reich, as well as a new commission from Shiori Usui, a young, talented PhD. student at the University of Edinburgh. One of my favorite pieces was Steve Reich’s “New York Counterpoint” performed by clarinetist Yann Ghiro. Below is a video of the piece by Ronald Van Spaendonck:
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The next ecat concert will feature the New Zealand String Quartet and Richard Nunns using traditional Maori instruments. It will take place at 7:45 on November 12 at Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh.