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.
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.
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/
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 […]
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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 […]
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 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 […]
On Tuesday 11th March we held our first Distil Scratch Day. It was suggested by composer Brian Irvine at our last Distil Residential that we should get together ahead of the Distil Showcase (Friday 9th May, Stirling Tolbooth) and chat to Mr McFall’s Chamber about the writing possibilities for string quintet. 11 of us met […]
On Tuesday 11th March in North Edinburgh Arts, Edinburgh – 10am we are offering a chance to talk to McFall’s Chamber about the various sounds / techniques you can get from a string ensemble. This is an amazing opportunity to learn something new and try new ideas in your work that you might not have […]