Red Note Ensemble with Garth Knox (viola d'amore)

  • Performance
Oscar StrasnoyD’amore for viola d’amore and ensemble*UK Première
James DillonTanz/haus: triptych 2017**Scottish Première

Leading violist, Garth Knox, returns to his childhood hometown of Aberdeen to premiere D'amore by Franco-Argentinian composer, Oscar Strasnoy, with Red Note, Scotland’s foremost new music ensemble. 

The second half of the concert features the Scottish premiere of James Dillon’sRPS Award-winning work, Tanz/haus: triptych 2017.

After all, the limbs are pendula, echoing automatically the movement of the centre. Tanz/haus [lit.; ‘dance house’] ‘Tanz’ (‘dance’) from the (old) French ‘dancier’ itself is said to have derived from an (old) Frisian word ‘dintje’ to ‘tremble’ or ‘to quiver’. ‘House’ from Old English ‘hus’ (or low German ‘haus’ ) which simply means ‘dwelling’, can be traced back to its Indo-European root ‘hide’ – to hide, to conceal.

Tanz/haus: triptych 2017 is described as a work which "immerses its audience in a music theatre of the mind."

* Co-commissioned by sound, Red Note Ensemble and Donaueschinger Musiktage

** Co-commissioned by sound, Red Note Ensemble, hcmf//, Transit and November Music

soundconversation with Garth Knox and Oscar Strasnoy in an interval at 7.30pm.