Insight into our 10th edition programme: two new commissions


Insight into our 10th edition programme: two new commissions

We are delighted to announce two brand new commissions that audiences will be able to experience at our Festival this year; 17 - 21 September.

Announcing a live event: Orchestra of Samples

Audio-visual artists Addictive TV spent the last four years filming improvised recording sessions with over 100 individual musicians in over twenty countries, from South America to West Africa and across Europe.

Percussionists, singers, flautists, guitarists and much more, all sampled and blended together to form a virtual group of musicians who never met. This exciting new live commission will build on the existing musical recordings from around the world, resulting in an electrifying one-off new performance of Orchestra of Samples on Friday 19 September at The Maltings Theatre.

Orchestra of Samples is supported by Newcastle University's Institute for Creative Arts Practice and Simpsons Malt.

Announcing a new commission: Tweed-Sark Cinema

Tweed-Sark Cinema is an ambitious film shown simultaneously across four-screens. It explores the meaning of the border to those who live, work, visit and play around the banks of the two rivers which mark the English-Scottish border: in the west, the Sark; and in the east, the Tweed.

The work is currently in production, with Dumfriesshire artist and filmmaker John Wallace, and Eco-Scientist Professor Pete Smith from the University of Aberdeen, at the helm and will be shown across five days during the Festival in Bankhill Ice House.

Tweed-Sark Cinema is supported by Northumbria University and Northumbrian Water.

Read more on both events here.