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15th – 17th May, Braemar Music Festival

Splitting Time

The Braemar Music Festival, curated by celebrated composer Graham Fitkin and international harpist Ruth Wall and supported by St. Margaret’s Braemar, will explore the relationship between music and time through a series of performances, recitals and workshops.

Drawing on a broad range of music, both in style and history, Graham and Ruth have invited an exciting collection of performing musicians to be involved, alongside renowned mathematician, author and broadcaster Marcus du Sautoy talking on music, maths and time. Performers include local and international artists such as the award winning percussion group Ensemble Bash, Australian mezzo-soprano Lotte Betts-Dean and clarinetist Nick Shipman. Highlights include the beautiful sustained sounds of Hildegard, Dowland and Pärt, the intricately rhythmic work from Reich and Ligeti and the first Scottish performance of Graham’s ‘Agnostic’, led by the Gaia Quartet and arranged specifically for the festival.

Weekend Package

-Two nights in the hotel
-Breakfast each morning of your stay
-Two pre-concert suppers
-Tickets for a guest-only drinks reception and talk with musicians and festival curators Graham Fitkin and Ruth Wall on Friday 15th May
-Tickets to 3 concerts at St Margaret’s Arts Centre
-Guided Walk to the Music Installation at the Braemar Games Pavillion
-Tickets to a talk and a book signing with Marcus du Sautoy, Media presenter and Oxford Professor of Mathematics

To book this package, please CLICK HERE

Schedule

Friday 15th May

8 – 9.15pm
Venue: St. Margaret’s
Tickets: £10 and available to purchase HERE

Musical performances by Ensemble Bash, Ruth Wall, Lotte Betts-Dean and Nick Shipman

Saturday 16th May

10am – 5pm: ‘I am sitting in a roomsound installation
Composed by: Alvin Lucier
Venue: The Games Pavillion, The Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park
Free entry

Created in 1969, this piece is concerned with discovering the character of the acoustics in the room in which it is performed.  All rooms have their own characteristic resonance. This character is derived from many things, including the size of the room, the shape of the room, what is in the room and the materials from which the room is made. When you hear a sound in a room, for instance a match being struck, certain aural frequencies may be empasized over others.  The sound will be very different in a church to a bathroom, to a cushioned sitting room.

2.30 – 3.15pm: Book signing with Marcus du Sautoy
Venue: The Fife Arms

3.45 – 5pm: Talk with Marcus du Sautoy
Venue: Braemar Village Hall
Tickets: £10 and available to purchase HERE

Join renowned mathematician, author and broadcaster Marcus du Sautoy for a discussion on the links between mathematics, music and time.

8 – 9.45pm
Venue: St. Margaret’s
Tickets: £10 and available to purchase HERE

Musical performances by Graham Fitkin, Lotte Betts-Dean, Ruth Wall, Braemar Choir, Ensemble Bash, Nick Shipman, Gaia Quartet and Braemar Strings

Sunday 17th May

10am – 12noon: Sound installation, ‘I am sitting in a room
Composed by: Alvin Lucier
Venue: The Games Pavillion, The Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park
Free entry

12noon
Venue: St. Margaret’s
Tickets: £10 and available to purchase HERE

Musical performances by Lotte Betts-Dean, Ruth Wall, Braemar Choir, Gaia Quartet, Braemar Strings and Harps

Weekend Ticket

If you don’t require accommodation but would like to join us for all of the concerts and talk, a weekend ticket is available for £30. To purchase, please click HERE

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