A new opera, Navigate the Blood, by indie folk-rock band Admiral Fallow and Gareth Williams. The opera is set in the world of whisky and gin manufacturing and will be touring distilleries throughout Scotland from 02 November until 25 November. We will visit at least one facility in each of Scotland’s five distilling regions.
Navigate the Blood follows the story of Bob and Lena, a husband and wife running a small independent distillery in rural Scotland. Their son Liam disappeared in mysterious circumstances three years ago. Living and working with them is a young Polish woman named Agata. She wants to modernise the distillery by making gin as well as whisky. Into this situation comes Elijah, a young man with a strange, other worldly presence. Elijah looks and moves very like the lost boy…
Julia Holter returns to Summerhall in celebration of her upcoming record Aviary. Aviary is an epic journey through what Julia Holter describes as “the cacophony of the mind in a melting world.”
Rip it up – Remixed is a night of Scottish pop music from the last 50 years with a twist. Featuring Barbe Rousse, Gus Harrower & Glass Ships.
Keyvan Chemirani, Bijan Chemirani and Sokratis Sinopoulos are exceptional musicians: intuitive, agile, inventive. Together, they’ll join Scottish Ensemble musicians to explore the connections between the music of Baroque Europe and the Eastern musical traditions of the same era; the results are astonishing, shedding new light on history, music and our perceptions of both.