Scottish Ensemble Common Sound

  • Classical

What’s special about live music?

Why do we gather together to listen to it?

What part does the audience play in a live performance?

Why not…just stay at home and stick a recording on?

During Common Sound Scottish Ensemble will be exploring these questions through live performance and conversation, guided by BBC 6 Music DJ and Psychotherapist Nemone.

Alongside thought-provoking words from Nemone, they’ll be playing short sets that will range from gut-wrenchingly beautiful Bach through to hypnotic Steve Reich, as well as music by Radiohead and Caroline Shaw.

As we gather again for live performance, after what has been for many a long and difficult period without, this is a timely and powerful reminder of what it means to gather on Common Sound.


Wojciech Kilar Orawa

Jonny Greenwood Proven Lands

Steve Reich Movements from Triple Quartet

François Couperin Les Barricades Mystérieuses

Radiohead Kid A

JS Bach Erbarm dich mein, O Herre Gott

Caroline Shaw The Orangery from Plan and Elevation

Peter Sculthorpe Estatico from Third Sonata for Strings

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