A Pocket of Wind Resistance

Track List

  • All on a Summer’s Evening
  • The Moor Speaks
  • Lark in the Clear Air
  • Labouring and Resting
  • Tyrannic Man’s Dominion
  • Place to Rest and Mend
  • A Benediction
  • Small Consolation
  • White Old Woman of the Night
  • Sphagnum Mass for a Dead Queen
  • Lullaby for a Lost Mother
  • Remember the Geese
  • Molly Sime’s Welcome to Salter’s Road
  • We are all Bog Born

Karine Polwart
A Pocket of Wind Resistance

Hudson Records is proud to present ‘A Pocket of Wind Resistance’ – the studio recording of Karine Polwart & Pippa Murphy’s highly acclaimed Wind Resistance show.

The first studio album from the acclaimed Karine Polwart in over 5 years.

A Pocket Of Wind Resistance, created alongside sound designer Pippa Murphy, is the studio adaptation of Polwart’s rave-reviewed ‘Wind Resistance’ show, which premiered at Edinburgh International Festival in 2016.

Five-time winner at The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (twice for Best Original Song), Karine Polwart is an established songwriter, composer, performer, musical director and producer. She is also an emergent theatre maker and author. Her most recent solo album Traces (produced by Iain Cook of synth-pop band Chvrches) was shortlisted for both the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award and BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards ‘Album of the Year’. The Guardian chose it as international folk-roots release of 2012. Her debut solo album Faultlines won Best Album at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards back in 2005, following six years of touring internationally as a traditional Scots singer with Malinky and Battlefield Band.

It’s a track record which has opened up intriguing musical opportunities in recent years. In addition to three further solo albums, Karine has scored twice for Scottish BAFTA nominated animation (Claire Lamond’s All That Glisters, 2012 and Seafront, 2014), and twice produced commissioned songs for documentary film (Anthony Baxter’s You’ve Been Trumped, 2011 and A Dangerous Game, 2014).

In association with The Royal Lyceum Theatre and Edinburgh International Festival 2016, Karine wrote, musically directed, and performed Wind Resistance, a critically acclaimed debut work for theatre. A poetic meditation on midwifery, ecology, sanctuary, and solidarity, it combines elements of memoir, essay, myth, sound art and song. This summer, Wind Resistance won the Best Music & Sound Award at the CATS (Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland) 2017, as well as picking up three other nominations for Best New Play, Best Direction and Best Producer and Karine was also shortlisted for Best Actor ‘Scottish Oscar’ in the Sunday Herald Culture Awards. Wind Resistance was described by The Telegraph in a 5-star review as “poignant, unflinching and beautiful”.


Pippa Murph y& Karine Polwart

Stuart Hamilton

Mattie Foulds
Additional Recording Engineer

Andy Bell
Mix Engineer

Dean Honer

Karine Polwart
Guitar, Indian harmonium,sansula, synth & vocals

Pippa Murphy
Sound Designer & Piano

Corrina Hewat

Sandra Mackay
Gaelic vocal

Kevin McGuire

Calum McIntyre
Drums, percussion, glockenspiel, marimba

Kate Young

Cover Artwork
Laurence Winram

Sandy Butler

Graphic Design
Robin Beatty


Released 17.11.17



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Message From the Skies

Message from the Skies

1 – 25 January 2018

New Year’s Resurrection

Pleased to announce I will be one of the ‘soundscape artists’ for this fabulous project this Hogmanay!

See Edinburgh in a brand new light this New Year! Take a literary journey through the city, and read a new story, New Year’s Resurrection, by leading Scottish writer Val McDermid told through projections onto Edinburgh’s buildings and landmarks.

In the first UNESCO City of Literature, Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and Edinburgh International Book Festival have commissioned Val McDermid to write a short story that will be told through projections onto buildings and landmarks around Edinburgh. McDermid will collaborate with dramaturg, Philip Howard, Edinburgh based projection company Double Take Projections and some of Scotland’s best soundscape artists to bring the story to life.

Message from the Skies runs from New Year’s Day to Burns Night.

Explore the city as you read, moving from location to location to discover the next part of the story. Each building or landmark is its own chapter, so you can enjoy the whole story in one evening or over a period of time.

Our accompanying app will translate the story into different languages and an audio description will be available for visually impaired visitors.

Commissioned and presented by Edinburgh’s Hogmanay and the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Produced by Underbelly and Pearlfisher, in partnership with Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust.

Funded by Creative Scotland through the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals EXPO fund.


Important Info

  • ?The starting point will be revealed in December 2017.
  • This is a free event, no ticket required.
  • The projections will run daily from 1 to 25 January, from dusk (times to be confirmed) until 10pm.
  • As this is an outdoor walking event in winter, please dress comfortably and for the weather.

Streetcar Named Desire

I have written the music for Rapture Theatre’s Production of Streetcar Named Desire.


WebStreet texturelandscape


Wow, here are some of the beautiful production images from Streetcar.

Images: ©RichardCampbell

Streetcar 5 Streetcar 7

Streetcar 3

To view more click here 


Touring to a venue near you 1st Sep to 7th Oct, 2017. For booking details click on the links in the Tour Schedule.

Tour Schedule
PALACE THEATRE, Kilmarnock FRI 1 – SAT 2 SEP eastayrshireleisure.com 01563 554900
THEATRE ROYAL, Glasgow TUE 5 – SAT 9 SEP atgtickets.com/glasgow* 08444 871 7647**
MACROBERT ARTS CENTRE, Stirling  WED 13 SEP macrobertartscentre.org 01786 466666
HOWDEN PARK CENTRE, Livingston  THU 14 SEP howdenparkcentre.co.uk 01506 777666
THE GAIETY. Ayr  SAT 16 SEP thegaiety.co.uk 01292 288235
VILLAGE THEATRE, East Kilbride  MON 18 SEP sllcboxoffice.co.uk 01355 261000
FALKIRK TOWN HALL, Falkirk  WED 20 SEP falkirkcommunitytrust.org 01324 506850
THE BYRE THEATRE, St Andrew’s  THU 21 – SAT 23 SEP byretheatre.com 01334 475000
BEACON ARTS CENTRE, Greenock  TUE 26 SEP beaconartscentre.co.uk 01475 723723
ADAM SMITH THEATRE, Kirkcaldy  THU 28 SEP onfife.com 01592 583302
MOTHERWELL THEATRE, Motherwell  FRI 29 SEP culturenl.co.uk 01698 403120
EASTWOOD PARK CENTRE, Giffnock  MON 2 OCT eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk 0141 577 4956
KING’S THEATRE, Edinburgh  TUE 3 – SAT 7 OCT edtheatres.com 0131 529 6000
*bkg fees may apply **calls cost up to 7p per min, plus your phone company’s access charge


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BBC SSO & Karine Polwart arr. Pippa Murphy


KARINE POLWART: In performance with BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra for Celtic Connections, Thursday 19th January 2017. Arranged by Pippa Murphy. 

Karine’s powerful, poetic and dramatic cultural statement in respect of the Trump presidency.

Filmed live by the BBC at the opening concert of Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow, it was performed with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra as a prelude to Karine’s song “Cover Your Eyes” which was used in the award-winning documentary ‘You’ve Been Trumped’ about the construction of a luxury golf course on a beach in Balmedie, Aberdeenshire, and Trump’s shocking treatment of a Scottish family and his attempts to force them off their land.

On May 11th 1930, Mary Anne Macleod, from Tong on The Isle of Lewis, boarded the RMS Transylvania from Glasgow to New York City, in search of a better life. There, she fell in love with Frederick, whose father had come to America from Germany as a 16 year old barber.

The couple raised five children.

Mary Anne’s middle son would return years later to Scotland, home of his MacLeod ancestors, whose clan motto is: I burn but I am not consumed.  And here – in the name of progress and profit – and executive golf – he would pit himself against time and tide. In his wake, the shifting sands at Balmedie in Aberdeenshire would never be the same.

That son of Mary Anne MacLeod is powerful.

So too is The North Sea.

The marbled, metamorphic rock of Lewis is two-thirds the age of Earth – amongst the very oldest found on our planet. It knows about power. It’s seen a lot. And so I wondered: what might that rock of Lewis have to say about the Inauguration – tomorrow in Washington DC – of the 45th President of the United States of America – Mary Anne’s middle son? This is what the rock told me.

Oh son of Lewis, lonely boy,

hewn from granite, salt and sky

upon a foreign shore:

the ocean is a mirror gleam

in which you see yourself,

and nothing more.


Three billion years of gravity,

of strata forged in fire and earth,

the stone crib of your mother’s birth,

in which your forebears lie.

I am alive. I am a tomb.

I burn, but I am not consumed.

I burn, but I am not consumed.


Fish may swim at your command

across The Atlantic to the land

of dreams and self belief and boundless chance.

An exile tale. An immigrant dance.

You’re captain of a frigate now,

So set your compass, raise the mast,

Blow up the sails,

Erase the past, and future, if you must.

Together we can stand

and watch the peat-land turn to dust.


This is your apprenticeship:

The Gulf Stream doesn’t know your name,

nor does the splendid, blazing sun

that alters how the currents run.

The North wind never heard you roar:

You’re fired! You’re fired!

My back might burn, the blaze run wild,

but I am not consumed, my child.


The Minch whips up a spindrift storm.

The machair shifts. The machair moans.

At Uig Bay and Luskentyre,

the gale blows fast, the tide flows higher.

The shore erodes and disappears.

And, meantime, you are stoking fears

and stacking hope into a pyre.

You strike a match.


Oh ma bairn, mo leanaibh

Oh ma bairn, mo leanaibh


Your mother was a wee girl once,

who played upon my rocky shore.

And you, you are broken boy,

and you want more and more and more.

You build a tower. You build a wall,

You live in fear that they might fall.

You who see nothing but your face

in the sheen of The Hudson River.


Oh ma bairn, mo leanaibh

Oh ma bairn, mo leanaibh


A balancing is yet to come,

although by then you may be gone

and leave a desert to your sons and daughters.

Still, these waters, they will rise,

the North Sea haar will cover your eyes,

despite your appetite for lies.

your disregard  for truth.


Three billion years of gravity,

of strata forged in fire and earth,

the stone crib of your mother’s birth,

in which your forebears lie.

I am alive. I am a tomb.

I burn, but I am not consumed.

I burn, but I am not consumed.

POP-UP Duets Janis Claxton Dance

POP-UP – nominated for Creative Edinburgh Awards. See the new excerpt here.

Artistic Director and Choreographer – Janis Claxton
Composer – Pippa Murphy
Dancers – James Southward, Christina Liddell, Carlos Javier Martinez.
Dramaturg – Clive Andrews
Costume Designer – Matthias Strahm
Producer: Mike Griffiths

Music and Lyrics – Pippa Murphy
Kathryn Joseph – Vocals
Pippa Murphy – Piano, Violin, backing vocals
Tom Bancroft – Drums
Su-a Lee – Cello
Diana de Cabarrus – Guitar
Tom Lyne – Bass 

Produced and mixed by Pippa Murphy
Vocals recorded and mastered at Caribou Recording by Mattie Foulds


I’m doing the sound design for Karine’s show for the Edinburgh International Festival
4 – 21 August 2016
Rehearsal Studio – The Lyceum
Every autumn, two and a half thousand pink-footed geese fly from Greenland to winter at Fala Flow, a protected peatbog south-east of Edinburgh. From this windy plateau, Karine Polwart surveys the surrounding landscape through history, song, birdlore and personal memoir. Ideas of sanctuary, maternity, goose skeins, Scottish football legend and medieval medicine all take flight, in this compelling combination of story and song.

As a songwriter and singer, Karine Polwart is a multiple winner at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. She is also a composer for theatre and animation, an essayist, a storyteller and an erstwhile philosophy tutor. She has created Wind Resistance with dramaturgy from David Greig, Artistic Director of The Lyceum directed by Wils Wilson.

Sound Design – Pippa Murphy

Stellar Quines – The Air That Carries the Weight

World premiere of new play by Rebecca Sharp, directed by Muriel Romanes, Music by Pippa Murphy, Design and Lighting by John and Janine Byrne

March 24-26th 2016 – Traverse Theatre


A journey of friendship, digging and reconciliation transcending time and space.

Isobel is summoned to a cottage in Argyll, which she inherits following the sudden death of her childhood friend, Yvonne. While sorting through Yvonne’s collection of books, objects and writings, she discovers her interest in Scottish writer and archaeologist Marion Campbell, and her novel The Dark Twin.

Guided by Yvonne and Marion, Isobel journeys through memories, signs and stories to reach the truth Yvonne discovered before she died.

This new play by Rebecca Sharp layers reality and fantasy through immersive writing, design, lighting and original music.

The Air That Carries the Weight was presented at a Rehearsal Room in 2014 at the Traverse Theatre along with Rebecca Sharp’s companion piece Little Forks.

For more information on the work of Rebecca Sharp visit her website.

Supported by the Tom McGrath Trust.


Image: John Byrne

So we’d work away… digging, sifting, dusting, recording.. without knowing or needing to then, which dreamers’ sleep we might be part of yet. That each one of us is awake in another’s dream.




24 March 2016 at 7.30pm (Preview)
Full price: £12.50
Concession: £8.50

25 March 2016 at 7.30pm
26 March 2016 at 2.45pm (Matinee) & 7.30pm
Full Price: £16.50
Standard concession: £13.50
Other concession: £8.50

Traverse Theatre
Cambridge Street, Edinburgh. EH1 2ED
0131 228 1404

The Pilgrimer: Celtic Connections


And so the benchmark has been set early, as one of the most ambitious and potentially risky projects of this year’s Celtic Connections delivered in spades. 

Celtic Connections | Pilgrimer – A Re-Imagining of Joni Mitchell’s Hejira | Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 

Joni Mitchell’s Hejira is writer James Robertson’s favourite album, so that he would even want to touch it, never mind reinterpret it in Scots shows some guts. Who knows what blood, sweat and tears went into the project – the results felt effortless and free-flowing, even when Robertson made audacious substitutions such as Dundee for Memphis or ?St Columba for Amelia Earhart, the subject of Amelia. 

He laid the scene with a spoken word intro over gently undulating guitar from Steven Polwart, who curated the music for the concert, along with sister Karine. She, in turn, demonstrated a natural feel for the rhythmic switches in Mitchell’s vocal melodies, engaging in a lovely lithe dance with Fraser Fifield’s fluttering low whistle. 

There was infectious excitement in her voice as she introduced guitarist Larry Carlton, who played on Hejira and seemed as delighted as the audience with proceedings. Polwart was not the only shrewd vocal match – Annie Grace’s rich alto resonated with a bruised soul, while Rod Paterson added an earthier texture again, and almost stole the show with a warmly witting Franco-Scottish repurposing of Blue Motel Room completely with topical Forth Road Bridge joke. 

The instrumentalists got their moment of glory with a warm jazz wigout en route to the thoughtful terminus of this “travelogue of love and life”. 

If the first half was daring and rewarding, the second was heartfelt and respectful as a succession of talented singers demonstrated just how much they owe to the Mitchell songbook. Julie Fowlis reneged on her offer to sing a Mitchell song in Gaelic when she realised there was no translation for Cactus Tree, but Canadian singer Rose Cousins failed to heed her own warning about Blue being “one of those Joni Mitchell songs that should never be covered”. 

Kathryn Joseph was a little more adventurous with her sparse, rhythmic accompaniment to Both Sides Now, while The Magdalene Laundries was divested of its “happy chords”. However, there was nothing but happiness flowing between stage and audience during the richly arranged massed versions of Free Man In Paris and The Circle Game which closed this concert in perfect harmony. 


Celtic Connections – Pilgrimer

Delighted to be doing the string arrangements for this with a fantastic line-up of players!

PILGRIMER: A Re-imagining of Joni Mitchell’s ‘Hejira’

One of several concerts at Celtic Connections 2016 reflecting the currently hot-button topic of migration – a human phenomenon as old as the race, and indispensible to our cultural evolution – Pilgrimer reimagines Joni Mitchell’s classic 1976 album Hejira, whose Arabic title denotes both the prophet Muhammad’s flight from Mecca to Medina in 622, to escape persecution, and any flight from danger or hostility. Largely written while driving home solo from Maine to LA, Hejira meditates profoundly on what one track calls ‘The Refuge of the Road’, with its flipsides of freedom and loneliness.

Pilgrimer, by the novelist, poet and Scots language champion James Robertson – who’s long drawn inspiration from Mitchell’s canon – audaciously adapts the album into both Scots and a Scottish setting. It’s premièred here by a stellar cast including Dick Gaughan, Karine Polwart, Julie Fowlis, Olivia Chaney and Annie Grace, plus Grammy-winning US guitarist Larry Carlton, who played on Hejira itself.

A glittering cast will perform Joni Mitchell’s greatest hits in the second half of the concert including Karine Polwart, Rod Paterson, SAY award winner Kathryn Joseph, Annie Grace and Julie Fowlis. Musical Directors for the evening are Karine and Steven Polwart with specially commissioned string arrangements from award-winning composer Pippa Murphy.

Please note: this concert will take place in the Main Auditorium.


POP-Up Duets

In rehearsal right now – music to follow:

POP-UP Duets – Janis Claxton Dance 

POP-UP Duets is a series of short, multi-site-specific contemporary dance duets designed for a wide range of public spaces and audiences. POP-UP Duets explore the interface of everyday gesture and action intricately amplified into complex and virtuositic duets designed for both invited and ‘accidental’ audiences.

 POP-UP Duets is a new production by Janis Claxton Dance for public locations including; museums, galleries, cafes, bars, bus-stops, libraries, train stations etc.

POP-UP Duets will bring together the talents of Scottish based choreographer Janis Claxton and composer Pippa Murphy with four world-class dancers to bring contemporary dance with original music of the highest quality to the public domain.

POP-UP Duets will explore the interface of everyday gesture and action, and detailed intricate partner dancing. The duets will arise out of public situations in public spaces lasting from 1-7 minutes long and can be viewed from multiple angles and experienced in a variety of spaces, and traverse various emotional states related to ‘relating to other through physical contact’.

POP-UP Duets are designed to emerge from situations (as opposed to a set up audience-performer environment) and to be received by invited as well as unsuspecting or ‘accidental’ audiences. The duets can be tailored to bespoke events and spaces (think cocktail party, exhibition opening, an underground train ride, bus-stop, street side café etc) and will traverse a wide range of intensity and emotional resonances.

 POP-UP Duets will be elegant, beautiful, intricate, dynamically subtle and moving. They will draw the viewers in and invite visceral empathy as two dancers move with the power of simple everyday interactions amplified into exquisite and dynamic dancing.

The research stage for POP-UP Duets, funded by Creative Scotland, is currently in process and will be completed in partnership with Fife Cultural Trust in November this year with a sharing at Tiffany’s restaurant Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline, on Thursday November 26 2015.

Pending funding POP-UP Duets will be completed in summer 2016 for performances at Merchant City Festival, Museum of Scotland during the Festival Fringe and 30 venues in Fife (including libraries).

POP-UP Duets will involve a core team of world-class artists working in collaboration with innovative organisations and creative presenters.

The Artistic Team:

Artistic Director and Choreographer – Janis Claxton

Composer – Pippa Murphy

Dancers – Karianne Andreassen, Christina Liddell, Carlos Javier Martinez, James Southward

Dramaturg – Clive Andrews

Costume Designer – Matthias Strahm

Partners and Presenters:

Fife Cultural Trust http://www.onfife.com

Creative Edinburgh https://www.creative-edinburgh.com

Dance House Glasgow http://www.dancehouse.org

Merchant City Festival http://www.merchantcityfestival.com

National Museum of Scotland www.nms.ac.uk/national-museum-of-scotland

The Wakeful Chamber

Rehearsal have begun for The wakeful Chamber!

The Wakeful Chamber

The Lemon Tree Tuesday 20 October 2015 – Saturday 24 October 2015

Oran Mor Mon, 26 October, 2015 — Sat, 31 October, 2015

By Rebecca Sharp | Directed By Emily Reutlinger

Composed by Pippa Murphy

Featuring Kim Allan and David Rankine

Presented in association with Aberdeen Performing Arts and sound – Scotland’s Festival of New Music

A woman’s chronic somniphobia (fear of sleep) leads her to develop an elaborate system of rituals in order to survive the hours of night – measuring time, light, distances, stars – until day breaks and the world around her wakes up.  Inspired by the work of Aberdeen’s Royal Astronomer Sir David Gill, alchemy, fantasy and bats, the play explores what happens to our sensory perception when familiar routines are under threat.

Democratic Resonance Scottish Parliament

Democratic Resonance is the first piece to emerge from the artist residency in the Scottish Parliament by myself and Zoë Irvine (sound artist). We are in the final stages of mixing it for an 8-channel installation in the Parliament from 3pm Friday 14th to 4pm Sunday 16th August.

The piece is installed in one of the meeting rooms that represents a threshold space between the public area and the MSP area of the building. It is a meeting point and an interface. During the Festival of Politics it is also a thoroughfare. The piece aims to bring to the listener a sonic experience of different spaces and times in the working life of the building. Recordings used in the piece come from the corridors, hallways, basement and courtyards. The sound reflects from Kemnay granite, Caithness flagstone, Scottish Oak, Italian marble, glass, concrete, carpet, it circles in the stairwells and liftshafts and resounds through the kitchens, corridors, hallways, basement, chamber and committee rooms.


St Magnus International Festival

St Magnus International Festival has announced the cast for Duncan McLean’s new play, Telling the Truth Beautifully, commissioned specially by the Festival. The wonderful Marilyn Imrie has brought me on board as Sound Designer and I am delighted to be working alongside the cast of five Scottish actors, Kirstin McLean, John Shedden, Alasdair Macrae, Nicky Elliott and Caroline Deyga and the play will open the Festival on 18 June.

The play tells the tale, through music and theatre, of the infamous 19th century case of gin smuggling in Kirkwall and the trial of a local grocer. Appropriately, it is written by well-known Orkney writer Duncan McLean, current wine merchant in the town. All the events and characters in the play are closely based on real events and people.

Actress Kirstin McLean is best known for her roles on BBC Two Scotland’s Limmy’s Show which features a series of observational, surreal, dark and bizarre sketches. “Limmy’s Show has been great to work on,” she says. “Brian Limond is really inspiring, and just so talented.” She has also appeared in River City, Doors Open, and Frankie Boyle’s Tramadol Nights. Since graduating from the RSAMD 10 years ago she has landed a range of theatre and TV roles.and just so talented.” She has also appeared in River City, Doors Open, and Frankie Boyle’s Tramadol Nights. Since graduating from the RSAMD 10 years ago she has landed a range of theatre and TV roles.

Shetland actor John Shedden has a long and distinguished career in broadcasting and theatre and his television appearances include Annals of the Parish, What Every Woman Knows, Weir of Hermiston, Taggart, Still Game and Rab C. Nesbitt.

Award-winning Alasdair Macrae is an actor, sound designer, musician, musical director and composer. Born in Ayrshire, he was brought up singing and playing with the world famous band the Macrazies, before playing for ceilidhs with The Tattiehowkers and later The Oatcakes. He studied drama at Glasgow’s Langside College and did street theatre with Borderline, but only integrated his music and acting after joining Vanishing Point’s production of Invisible Man when the director spotted him busking on Sauchiehall Street.

Nicky Elliott is an actor and singer who appeared with Eddie Izzard in Kitchen for Ecosse Films, Lip Service for BBC3 as well as I Keano and Life of Riley for the BBC and Fair City and The Big Bow Wow for RTE Television.

Caroline Deyga is from Carnoustie and studied Acting and Performance at The Space, Dundee College. She has recently graduated from the Acting for Stage and Screen course run jointly between Queen Margaret and Edinburgh Napier Universities. She’s been acting as part of Dundee Rep Ensemble including a one woman show, The Shape of a Girl, a one-woman show examining a young girl’s battle with inaction.

All five actors will also be performing as part of Greenvoe in Stromness Town Hall on Sunday 21 June at 2.30pm.

Telling the Truth Beautifully has four shows at MagFest venue Fusion nightclub between the 18th and 20th of June including its world première on Thursday 18th June at 7.30pm.

Telling the Truth Beautifully is directed by Marilyn Imrie, an award-winning producer and director including of Radio 4’s hugely successful Rumpole of the Bailey starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

Tickets priced £15 and £11 are available from the Box Office.

Listening Beyond…

A concert of immersive electroacoustic music, spatialised across City’s surround sound concert system.
Venue: Performance Space (ALG10), College Building, City University London, , EC1V 4PB
Dates: 10 March 2015
Price: FREE Website
Uploaded by: cityuniconcerts



PIPPA MURPHY – Kamala Kantha (2004)
NATASHA BARRETT – Three Fictions (Northern Mix) (2000)
PAULA MATTHUSEN – Rosenthaler (2006)
LOUISE ROSSITER – Tout Autour De La Montagne (2014)
DIANA SALAZAR – Rewind [modus operandi] (2014)
ELAINIE LILLIOS – Listening Beyond… (2007)

FREE ADMISSION, all welcome.

Directions: http://www.city.ac.uk/visit

Performance Space (ALG10)
College Building
City University London
St John St (between Spencer St and Wyclif St)
London EC1V 4PB



Go Compose – SOUND Festival – Red Note Ensemble

I’ll be working with young composers on this:

go compose!

Go Compose! for young composers and creative musicians aged 14 – 19

Go Compose! is an intensive composition project for young people aged 14-19 who are still in full time education. This is a unique chance to work with professional composers Pippa Murphy and Gareth Williams alongside musicians from Red Note Ensemble to create your own, original pieces of music, which will receive their premiere performances at Woodend Barn in Banchory! You will also receive a recording of your piece.

All workshops and performances take place at Woodend Barn, Burn O’ Bennie, Banchory AB31 5QA. www.woodendbarn.co.uk

Timetable for the project
Sun 12 Oct 2pm – 5pm / 6pm – 8pm
Mon 13 Oct 10am – 5pm
Tue 14 Oct 10am – 5pm
Plus performance including your piece at 6pm

Accommodation also available by arrangement.  Please contact anne@sound-scotland.co.uk for more information.

For more information please download the Go Compose! flyer and application form

ticket price



Woodend Barn
AB31 5QA
Go Compose! is a collaboration between Sound and Music, sound festival and Red Note Ensemble with support from Aberdeen Endowments Trust, David and June Gordon Memorial Trust, Radcliffe Trust and Woodend Barn. The final performance is part of the PRS for Music Centenary year celebrations.

Pippa Murphy is a composer, sound designer, arranger, producer and musical director living in Scotland. She works with orchestras, ensembles, bands, artists, dancers, writers and performers in the UK and abroad.