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Notre Dame musicians inspired by Red Note workshops

By on June 15, 2017

Red Note Ensemble have taken their New Music Makers workshop to Notre Dame School this month to work with music teacher Lindsey Millar and pupils studying Advanced Higher and Higher Music.

New Music Makers is a programme to support the development of young composers in schools across Scotland. Designed to inspire and support composing, the project demonstrates how a professional ensemble working in partnership with a school can create a genuine practical legacy, enabling the school to take the work forward independently.

The sessions, led by Red Note’s John Harris, will give 20 pupils an insight into some of the ideas and compositional techniques used by professional composers.

Four workshops will lead to an informal performance on June 22 featuring the pupil’s new compositions performed by Red Note musicians David Munn, Ruth Morley, Jo Nicholson and Harris.

Red Note CEO John Harris, added: “Writing music is as personal and as important as creating new pictures or new stories, or any of the other myriad ways young people stand for themselves, make their mark and make their own voices heard in the world.

“Red Note Ensemble loves being part of this process, right there at the centre of the action as new music is being created by these brilliant young students – it’s an amazing thing watching and helping them to create their own music, in their own styles, with their own ideas.”

* Red Note Ensemble are Associate Contemporary Ensemble at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, an Associate Company of the Traverse Theatre Edinburgh and Associate Ensemble of the soundfestival Aberdeen.

Founded in 2008 by Scottish cellist Robert Irvine, directed by John Harris (Chief Executive and Artistic Co-Director) and Robert Irvine (Artistic Co-Director).


Picture: Red Note by Wattie Cheung

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