Oct 17th HOTLINE GLasgow


Aidan O'Rourke Quintet - HOTLINE support Sarah Hayes
Thursday, October 17, 2013 from 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM


Lau's Aidan O'Rourke presents his latest suite of new music 'Hotline' written, rehearsed and recorded on the Argyllshire coast. Through An Tobar Arts Centre on Mull and the PRS for Music Foundation's New Music 20x12 scheme Aidan was commissioned to write a piece of new music which linked Argyll to the London 2012's Cultural Olympiad.

The suite concentrates on an engineering project created during the Cold War just outside Oban. This was the cable landing station for TAT-1, the first submarine telephone transatlantic cable which carried the Moscow-Washington hotline between the American and Soviet heads of state. 

The music was inspired by the TAT-1 project as a feat of engineering, the feelings of growing up on the Argyll coast and also the knowledge of the area's significant link to the Cold War. The music is folk based, but present is O'Rourke's love of improvisation, polyrhythms and electronics. The show features some of Europe's finest folk and jazz performers.

Aidan O'Rourke - Fiddle 

Catriona McKay - Harp

Phil Bancroft - Sax  

Paul Harrison - Piano and synths 

Martin O'Neill - Bodhran and percussion


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