Venue and Date
The Pyramid at Anderston, 5 April 2020
15:00 doors –
Counterflows Festival enters its final day with this gorgeous concert, proceeded by free food served up by Glasgow Supper Club! Food will be served 3pm – 4.30pm, then the concert will begin at 5pm.
**please note it will be a cash only bar at this event**
Viola Torros Project is ongoing research, by composer-performers Catherine Lamb and Johnny Chang, which seeks to realise and arrange the compositions of a pre-medieval composer, Viola Torros.
Viola T. was an anonymous composer who worked outside of the religious and academic establishments of her time. In her own practice, she documented her works in a minimally effective way, just enough to communicate with her fellow collaborators but barely enough to preserve a legacy for later generations of enthusiasts of her music.
The concept of ‘research’ referred to by the Viola Torros Project involves studies of various relevant musical styles of the pre-medieval period (arabic, byzantine and indian modes), and investigating possible evolution of melodic and harmonic developments as V. T. might have discovered. Choosing one aspect of such a musical style to focus upon, details are discovered and presented in an arrangement for two violas, often with additional augmentations.
Will Guthrie is an Australian drummer / percussionist living in France. He plays solo using different combinations of drums, percussion, amplification and electronics, as well as leading the contemporary percussion / gamelan group ENSEMBLE NIST-NAH. His music has been released on labels such as Black Truffle, Editions Mego, Ipecac, Erstwhile, Clean Feed, Hasana Editions, 23five, iDEAL and his own label Antboy Music. Collaborators include Oren Ambarchi, James Rushford, Sarah Hennies, Jean-Luc Guionnet, Erell Latimier, Mark Fell and Roscoe Mitchell.