On May 6-7, Glasgow celebrates new music in the 5th iteration of the annual Tectonics Festival. This year, CalArts alumni Julia Holter (Music/IM MFA 09), Catherine Lamb (Music MFA 06) and Laura Steenberge (Music MFA 08) join the festivities, closing Saturday’s (May 6) program as Triangulum in the Old Fruitmarket.
From the program notes:
Singer-songwriter Julia Holter should need little introduction to Glasgow audiences and joins previous Tectonics performer Catherine Lamb, and Laura Steenberge to end the first day of Tectonics Glasgow for “a triangular collaborative piece built from sympathetic materials; employing shapes (filters), formants (pre-language), aggregates (amplification), density and translation.
Tectonics Festival is a new and experimental music festival co-curated by Ilan Volkov and Alasdair Campbell, with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. The festival is also held in different cities around the world, including Reykjavík, New York City and Athens.
The Glasgow festival “gathers experimental musics—orchestral, folk, indie, noise, improv, whatever—all under one roof. Each edition has trod an inquisitive line between high and low, formal and freeform, orchestral and ‘other,’ making use both of the luminous City Halls and its darker mirror-image venue, the Old Fruitmarket,” according to an article in The Guardian.