Spotlight Gig: I transgress borders and boundaries

New Maker Ensemble
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Jamie PereraOil, Coal and Gas for Three Cellos
Georgia RodgersPartial Filter
Roxanna AlbayatiI Transgress

Roxanna Albayati (cello & voice)
Marat Ingeldeev (live electronics)

The New Maker Ensemble recent recent tour across Europe, ‘I transgress borders and boundaries,’ is an interdisciplinary concert that brings together musicians, composers, artists, researchers, scientists and philosophers in search of elemental histories. From stone to soil and ice to water, the concert delves into deep time transformations of one living planet and its more recent encounters with human forces. By sharing a voice with a multitude of life-forms, the programme seeks to tune in to matters that come to matter, and that simultaneously embody our past, present and future.

Two members of the ensemble will perform a reduced programme compromising of the following works:

Oil, Coal and Gas for Three Cellos is a sonic representation of world oil, coal and gas consumption data from 1800 to 2017. The work is an excerpt from Climate Symphony created by Leah Borromeo, Katherine Round and Jamie Perera - composed by Jamie Perera, orchestrated by Dan Keen, sonification programming by Adrian Lewis.

Partial Filter was written by Georgia originally for tuba and electronics. Roxanna and Marat have re-worked the piece for cello and live electronics, and will perform alongside visual elements from the concert program.

I Transgress is a new work developed by Roxanna, and takes inspiration from the theme of the full NME concert - it incorporates improvisational elements and material which emerged both on and off-stage during the tour.

Our spotlight gigs are a series of 30 minute performances aimed at giving increased visibility to emerging and/or local composers and performers.

These short concerts are part of our soundcreators programme supported by Creative Scotland, the PRS for Music Foundation, the Idlewild Trust, Hugh Fraser Foundation, the Leche Trust and Aberdeen City Council.