A transcription of Krzysztof Penderecki’s compositions performed by An On Bast (live electronics) and Maciej Fortuna (trumpet, live electronics) is a fresh and daring take on musical motifs. The duo is accompanied by VJ Pillow’s visuals inspired by images from the films for which Penderecki composed, creating a unique multi-media experience.
Michael Begg's electronic erosions occupy liminal spaces - thoughts and signals, tender and unresolved, caught at the point of transition.
The Pocket of Resistance is a construct of John Berger's which informed Begg's 2012 album, Dirt On Earth, and this rare solo outing for Begg forms a suitably skewed contribution to Summerhall's celebration of this extraordinary man.
Presented by the Polish Cultural Institute and Summerhall.
Edinburgh's own übertrio s i n k curate a showcase of their recent work. Who knows what will happen?
The world premier of 'Moko and Loupe', a masterful comic short film by Adrian Hornsby, with a score devised and performed live? for sure.
'Dissection Bar', a tune conceived during an improvised performance in Summerhall two summers ago, featuring the infamous Tim Lane on tuned percussion? - quite probably.
Physical and acoustic entanglement in collaboration with inspired dance artist Emma Snellgrove? - yup.
Lyrical, visceral, ecstatic sound like you've never heard before, weaved together by an accordion, sax and violin? Turn up to find out.
Can the way we kill animals tell us anything about how we deal with our own demise? In a former veterinary demonstration room, two knackermen investigate the pitfalls of being high up the evolutionary chain. Combining beautiful puppetry, new writing and documentary material this show tells a moving and darkly comic tale about the only certainty in life. Death, how it’s become removed from us as a process, how maybe we should reclaim it.
Summerhall's Visual Arts Curator Paul Robertson will be giving guiding tours of a selection of out current exhibitions from the 30th August - 1st September. The exhibitions will include The Vanity Press by Fiona Banner, Images Were Introduced by Michael Nyman, One Hundred Multiples by Laurence Weiner and also one of our permanent exhibitions Phenotype Genotype, a selection works from the Heart Fine Art Archive.