High Heels and Horse Hair present TRANSPLANTED 4 May, 2016 The Drake Bar
4 May, 2016 7.30 p.m.
The Drake Bar
“High Heels and Horse Hair” are Alice Rickards – Violin, and Sonia Cromarty – Cello.
TRANSPLANTED celebrates the rich diversity of Scotland’s plant life and its music. 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 and written on a single side of paper. Inspired by these, and using the same criteria, 8 of Scotland’s leading composers have written new miniatures exploring native plants and their many uses in society over the centuries.
This evocative recital brings the new works to life, alongside a selection of Oswald’s Airs. Set against a stunning backdrop of photographic plant portraits by Laurie Campbell.
Eight of Scotland’s contemporary composers feature; David Fennessy, Martin Kershaw, Stuart MacRae, Eddie McGuire, Chris Stout, Hanna Tuulikki, David Ward and Judith Weir.
“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
The Drake Bar
1 Lynedoch Street, Glasgow G3 6EF
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