10 world premières
Scottish Music Centre announces successful applicants for Composition Marathon
After an extensive and exciting application process which included the recent recruitment of five of Scotland’s top chamber ensembles, the Scottish Music Centre are delighted to announce the ten composers chosen to participate in their Composition Marathon as selected by Oliver Searle, Anna Meredith and Josh Armstrong. They are: Chris Hutchings, Claire McCue, Derek Ball, Eve Harrison, Graeme Ronald, Julien Lonchamp, Kevan O’Reilly, Peter MacCalman, Kim Moore and Lauren Sarah Hayes.
The ten composers and five ensembles will be formally introduced to each other at the Scottish Music Centre Members’ Reception on Friday 24th February, however, the instrumental groupings they will be composing for will not be revealed until the start of the Marathon at 9:00 on Saturday 24th March. Following an intense twelve hour creative period and five hours of rehearsals, the project will culminate in a final performance, featuring no less than ten world premières at 15:00 on Sunday 25th in Glasgow’s spectacular Old Fruitmarket.
This project marks a world-first for composition, offering audiences the unique opportunity to experience the latest, cutting-edge contemporary classical music of Scotland as performed by Daniel’s Beard, Ensemble Thing, Peter Gregson with Keith Beattie and Live Music Now’s Flercussion and Pure Brass.
Tickets are now on sale for the final performance via the Glasgow Concert Halls’ Box Office. If you book on or before Tuesday 28th February, these are available at a discounted rate of £8 per person and thereafter, they will be priced at £12 (£10 concessions).