Scottish Ensemble Common Sound at Cottiers

common sound

21 October, 2021 – Performances: 6pm & 8pm

Cottiers Theatre, 93 – 95 Hyndland Street, Glasgow

What’s special about live music?

Why do we gather together to listen to it?
What part does the audience play in a live performance?
Why not…just stay at home and stick a recording on?

During Common Sound Scottish Ensemble will be exploring these questions through live performance and conversation, guided by BBC 6 Music DJ and Psychotherapist Nemone.

Alongside thought-provoking words from Nemone, they’ll be playing short sets that will range from gut-wrenchingly beautiful Bach through to hypnotic Steve Reich, as well as music by Radiohead and Caroline Shaw.

‘As we gather again for live performance, after what has been for many a long and difficult period without, this is a timely and powerful reminder of what it means to gather on Common Sound. ‘


Wojciech Kilar Orawa
Jonny Greenwood Proven Lands
Steve Reich Excerpts from Triple Quartet
François Couperin Les Barricades Mystérieuses
Radiohead  Kid A 
JS Bach Erbarm dich mein, o Herre Gott
Caroline Shaw The Orangery from Plan and Elevation
Peter Sculthorpe Estatico from Third Sonata for Strings

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In line with Scottish government guidance audience members are required to wear a face covering. In addition, please be reassured that all Scottish Ensemble musicians and staff will be tested daily.

For these performances Scottish Ensemble are offering you a choice of performance styles. For those who’d like a little more reassurance the 6pm performance is a socially distanced concert, at 50% of the venue capacity. For those who’d like to prioritise the atmosphere of a live concert, the 8pm concert will be non-distanced. Whichever performance you choose, your safety and comfort is our priority.


Lizzie Reid at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut
Artie's Halloween Singing Kettle at Cottiers

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