I’ve always wanted to write for drums. Unfortunately there never seems to be the time (rightly or probably wrongly) to learn how to do it correctly. What usually happens is when I get to rehearsal I say to the drummer I want this kind of groove (no paper) and then I hope they remember all […]
Writing for drums tutorial
Dave Milligan has put together this writing for drums tutorial to help people write for drums ahead of our first Distil Scratch Band day. Why not write something for our Distil scratch band? Notation for drums and percussion can vary a great deal from arranger to arranger, and from composer to composer. Some writers have […]
This is a set of mixes put together at Distil Electronic in March 2011, New Lanark. The 10 participants were taught by Glasgow’s Tigerstyle about how to put together a track using cubase.
Distil Showcase 2012
The Distil Showcase 2012 happened on the 4th May 2012. Our house band were the fabulous Mr McFall’s Chamber and the composers were: Mike Vass Jo Fraya Kate Young Rachel Hair Suzanne Houston Lorne MacDougall Iain Fraser Steven Blake James Lindsay Freya Thompsen Amble Skuse Mairearad Green Download the programme notes. Have a listen below.
Distil Showcase 2014 – The photos!
The Distil Showcase 2014 sounded great but it also LOOKED great! Here are photos from the evening by Mike Guest + some by me – Simon Thoumire. Have a listen https://www.flickr.com/photos/footstompin1/sets/72157644625719512/
Distil Showcase 2014 – the music!
Well that was another great Distil Showcase! Congratulations to all the composers and Mr McFall’s Chamber (and soloists) who made the night so memorable. You can listen to the music below. The running order was: Pete Stewart: The road to Ae Tina Jordan Rees: Albert Gillian Fleetwood: Craft: part 2 Tom Richardson: The Spaces Between […]
Distil Scratch Band Day
Fill in the form below to take part in our inaugural Distil Scratch Band Day! Fill out my online form. The easy to use Wufoo form builder helps you make forms easy, fast, and fun.
Distil Showcase is nearly here!
On Friday 9th May at 8pm Distil will host their 8th Showcase concert. The 2014 showcase will host 11 brand new compositions from traditional musicians and performed by the fabulous Mr McFall’s Chamber. Since the first showcase concert Distil have commissioned over 80 new pieces of music and each year we are excited to discover […]
An enjoyable day in Tigerstyle’s studio
I had been thinking about how you make a ‘electronic’ dance track for a while. I was speaking to Mike Vass and he said that this is something he would be interested in so I got in touch with Asian DJs Tigerstyle who had taught an electronic Distil a few years back and asked if […]
Red Note Ensemble Call for Scores – The Wagner Tuba
Red Note Ensemble have a Call for Scores for rather unusual instruments for their next Noisy Night, detailed below. Submissions are welcomed by Red Note for scores written for an ensemble of 3 Wagner Tubas (1 tenor tuba, 2 bass tubas) for their Noisy Night on 5th May 2014 in City Halls, Glasgow. Deadline for […]
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