Chamber music piece for Solstice next Monday

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‘Thar Farraige (Over Sea)’ explores contemporary classical chamber music whilst embracing both Irish and Scottish traditional music and language.

Chamber Music Scotland will perform ‘Thar Farraige (Over Sea)’, a piece written by CMS Associate Artist Linda Buckley for small pipes (Brighde Chaimbeul), string quartet (Maxwell Quartet), and electronics, at Solstice Arts Centre on Monday 27th November.

Buckley is an award-winning Cork composer who creates electronic and acoustic music, and has a particular interest in working across many disciplines, most notably film and in the realm of drone and dark ambient music. Her NMC record From Ocean’s Floor was featured by Iggy Pop on BBC Radio 6 as “beautiful music – here is somebody really special”. Her work has been described as “sublime and brilliant” (BBC Radio 3), “engaging with an area of experience that new music is generally shy of, which, simplified and reduced to a single word, I’d call ecstasy” (Bob Gilmore, Journal of Music). She has written extensively for orchestra (BBC Symphony Orchestra, RTÉ NSO), was elected to Aosdana in 2021, and is a member of the Screen Composers Guild of Ireland.

‘Thar Farraige (Over Sea)’ explores contemporary classical chamber music whilst embracing both Irish and Scottish traditional music and language, particularly songs of love and loss, connections to place, migration, and our idea of what home means.

Buckley says: “This project will weave together many strands of my musical self to create a cohesive whole, an immersive experience for the listener drawing upon themes of emigration/migration, and our sense of home and how that can be carried with us.”

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Written by: Soft FM Radio Staff

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