Remembered/Imagined: New works inspired by the archive of The School of Scottish Studies

Presenting seven of Scotland’s creative artists as you’ve never seen them before…

Traditional musicians and composers Amble Skuse, Ailie Robertson and Mike Vass have teamed up with writers Angus Peter Campbell, Sophie Cooke, Rebecca Sharp and Charlotte Murray to create new works of music and words inspired by the archive of Scottish cultural treasures, The School of Scottish Studies. It is a treasure trove of recordings of songs, music, tales, verse, customs, beliefs and oral history. Hear them retold and reimagined through the creative collaboration of some of the country’s leading artists. Scotland’s past in the present.

The premiere concerts take place in 2014 performed by singer Maeve Mackinnon and Mr McFall’s Chamber, an ensemble with a reputation for their eclecticism and performances of unusual and exciting music.

Four new works have been specially commissioned for this tour and are interwoven with beautiful traditional repertoire, creating an hour’s performance that captures the riches of our cultural history through music and words with live instrumental, vocal and electronic sound. Featuring a world premiere performance by the Edinburgh Youth Gaitherin’.

Supported by Creative Scotland, PRSF Women Make Music, The Robertson Trust. In partnership with The School of Scottish Studies Archive at the University of Edinburgh, Hands Up For Trad.

Wed 12 Mar 2014, 19:30-20:40, Ticket Price: £10/£5 at Summerhall Main Hall, 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL

For more information see the event Facebook page or the event website. To book, visit the Summerhall website or call 0845 874 3001. 

 

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Artists using Archives: University for the Creative Arts

Fine Art student Faith Cannon's collage using images from the Maidstone Archive

UCA Fine Art student Faith Cannon’s collage using images from the Maidstone Archive

Archivists at the University for the Creative Arts have been busy collating examples of how students and other artists have been using their archives and special collections for creative practice.

An exhibition by five UCA students. The images in the far right and on the screen are still shots from the Maidstone Oral History Project, put up by Fine Art student Joanna Robinson, recording memories of ex staff and students from the Maidstone College of Art.

An exhibition by five UCA students. The images in the far right and on the screen are still shots from the Maidstone Oral History Project, put up by Fine Art student Joanna Robinson, recording memories of ex staff and students from the Maidstone College of Art.

They have collated these case studies to form a Pinterest site. At the moment the site features an exhibition by five art students which uses still shots from the Maidstone Oral History Project recording memories of ex staff and students from the Maidstone College of Art. There are also images of UCA Fine Art student Faith Cannon’s collages using images from the Maidstone Archive (above).

See also UCA’s Archives and Special Collections blog. For more information about UCA’s holdings and contact details see their Archives and Special Collections website.