Distil is a twice yearly gathering of musicians rooted in folk and traditional music, but who are interested in expanding their creative horizons into other other areas of musical practice. With the continuing success of Celtic Connections’ New Voices programme, and with other commissioning opportunities, an increasing number of musicians is becoming interested in creating music that goes beyond the boundaries of 32 bar dance and traditional song forms.
Distil, which was established in 2002, allows musicians to work with experienced practitioners from other music worlds: jazz, orchestral, contemporary, in a mutual exchange of ideas and experience.
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This post was originally published hereBASCA Opens Entries for the 2017 British Composer Awards. Anyone, including the composer, can enter eligible works across eleven award categories. The British Composer Awards promote the art of composition, recognise the creative talent of composers and sound artists, and bring their music to a wider audience. They are unique […]
This post was originally published hereBasic sound engineering for musicians Saturday 12th August 10am – 12.30pm at The Sonic Lodge, Edinburgh In this workshop we look at mixing techniques, you will learn: • What all the knobs do on a mixing desk • How to use an EQ to improve sound and avoid feedback • […]
This post was originally published hereMU Officer Louise Stanners Pow, along with colleagues from MCPS and PRS for Music invite you to book a 1-2-1 advice session. You may have questions about your career as a musician and how best to move forward or, perhaps you have a project which you would like to get […]
This post was originally published hereAlthough this says Music Manager this is an article worth reading for all. Artist managers have always been at the epicentre of the business of artists. As the administrator, communicator and negotiator of all the facets that make up an artist business, you have a vast workload and numerous relationships […]
This post was originally published hereThe International Showcase Fund offers vital support for artists, bands, songwriters and producers based in England and Scotland who have been invited to play an international showcasing festival or conference.and are able to build further opportunities to network and creatively collaborate around these showcase and conference commitments. Grants of up […]
This post was originally published hereHelp Musicians UK (HMUK), the leading independent music charity, is proud to launch the Jazz Promoters Fellowship today—a new pilot programme in partnership with internationally recognised and award-winning jazz composer, educator and record producer, Issie Barratt. This fully-funded HMUK Fellowship has been developed out of the need to create a […]
This post was originally published hereHelp Musicians UK (HMUK), the leading independent music charity in the UK has today announced a partnership with Women in Music (WIM), the global non-profit organisation founded to support and empower women in the music industry. This ground-breaking partnership launches WIM’s first European chapters entitled Women in Music Great Britain […]
This post was originally published hereNew funding to nurture the creative talents of young people and a new National Youth Arts Advisory Group for Scotland have been announced by Creative Scotland and Young Scot. Over the next two years, a National Youth Arts Advisory Group (NYAAG) will issue £40,000 to support young people’s creativity through […]
This post was originally published hereEnterprise Music Scotland, Scotland’s national body for chamber music, are pleased to announce that registration for our Tours Book 2017 is now open! The Tours Book will feature chamber music ensembles and musicians available for touring in Scotland in 2018/19. The directory is used for concert planning by our network […]
This post was originally published hereArts and Business Scotland are delighted to confirm that bookings are open for upcoming training events Introduction to Fundraising (Tuesday 13 June in Edinburgh) and A General Tax Guide for Arts and Heritage Organisations (Wednesday 21 June in Glasgow and Friday 23 June in Perth). Introduction to Fundraising Tuesday 13 June […]