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Record Store Bus to RGU: Jazz – The Doric Suite
Fri 21 April 2017, 17:15 – 17:45 BST
Join us for the opening of Record Store at Seventeen, then hop on a Free Bus to RGU for some live Jazz with The Doric Suite. There are two buses and seats must be booked in advance. Choose from 5:15pm or 5:45pm departing from Seventeen. Click 'Register' to choose your bus.
Record Store opening 4pm - 8pm
The Doric Suite 6pm - 8pm
The Doric Suite
THE DORIC SUITE was originally written and created by Richard Michael for Garioch Jazz Club and the Inverurie Jazz Festival it was supported by Aberdeenshire Council’s Public Art Scheme. The music contains 7 original pieces of work with such titles as “The Foo’s yer Doo’s Blues” and the bebop inspired “Harlaw Hoot”. The suite ingeniously melts together some fabulous jazz grooves with traditional bothy ballad melodies from the local area. The music is extremely emotive and has some breathtaking moments of tenderness, lots of humour and great foot-tapping energy. Richard hails from Fife these days but his roots and heart belong firmly in Aberdeen and the Shire having been brought up in the area and has a great passion for the countryside, the Doric language (and rowies).
This performance will be very special - the suite was recorded last year and CD’s will be available for people attending the performance. Richard is joined for this performance by his daughter Hilary - a world-class musician in her own right and a further 11 players on voice, guitar, bass, drums, fiddle, woodwind and brass.
Record Store is a curated project created by visual artists Chris Biddlecombe and Janie Nicoll, aka Obstacle Soup. It is a hybrid fictional record store interior that is the result of a collaboration involving the creation of over 60 fictional record cover artworks and poster works by a range of Scottish artists each of whom have a strong interest in or connection to music making.
Previously shown in record shops, Record Store in Aberdeen takes the records into the gallery, adds work by 12 artists connected to the north east to the existing 25 artists’ previous installations.
Exploring ideas of authorship and fiction, art and merchandise, shared histories, and sound and performance interpreted through the visual, the project places the artwork at the centre of the action, while the music remains entirely in the viewer’ s head.
Record Store is also a celebration of the underground and the ‘grassroots’; the fertile ground of cross-pollination between visual arts and music that has so influenced Scotland’s cultural scene, and in which independent record stores have played such an important role. Seventeen, the creative hub and exhibition space in Belmont Street was formerly the much-loved One Up Records, which closed in 2013.
The team at Seventeen wish to acknowledge the history of this cultural institution and its importance to Aberdeen. Through Record Store there is the opportunity to send in your treasured memories of One Up and become part of the exhibition. Please send these to Seventeen@aberdeencity.gov.uk All text submissions will be printed and if sending images please make sure you have the permission of the photographer.