Ten Composers, Five Ensembles, Ten World Premières!

SMC 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 2012/13 Composition Marathon as selected by an expert industry panel.

The 10 composers are (click on their names to find out more about them):

Alexander Horowitz

Amble Skuse

Jason Staddon

Jay Capperauld

Jessica Aslan

Luci Holland

Nichola Scrutton

Sarah Lianne Lewis

Scott Twynholm

Thom Norman

The ten composers and five ensembles were formally announced and introduced at the Scottish Music Centre Members’ Reception on Friday 22nd February, however, their creative pairings will not be revealed until commencement of the Marathon at 9am on Saturday 23rd March. Following an intense, twelve hour, collaborative period and five hours of rehearsals, the project will culminate in a final performance, featuring no less than ten world premières at 3pm on Sunday 24th in The Arches, Glasgow.

Commissioning ten composers is quite and undertaking… to do it in less than twenty-four hours is verging on insanity! Carol Main, The List

This is your chance to experience and enjoy some of the most cutting-edge contemporary classical music Scotland has to offer; with performances from Daniel’s Beard, Ensemble Thing, Live Music Now’s Flercussion and Knox & Ion, Tim Cooper with Enterprise Music Scotland’s Bede Williams… and more!

Tickets are priced at just £12 (£10) each and include promotional vouchers for pre or post concert meals at Glasgow’s iconic Indian restaurants, The Dhabba and Dahkin.

For further information, please visit: http://compositionmarathon.com or contact The Arches Box Office directly: 0141 565 1000 / http://www.thearches.co.uk


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