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Scottish Ensemble & Vanishing Point: Tabula Rasa

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25 Albert Drive

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G41 2PE

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A haunting, poetic production about human resilience, set to the music of Arvo Pärt

Conceived and directed by Matthew Lenton
Musical direction by Jonathan Morton

Several people have told me essentially this same story about the still, sad music of Pärt – how it became, for them or for others, a vehicle of solace. One or two such anecdotes seem sentimental; a series of them begins to suggest a slightly uncanny phenomenon.” Alex Ross, New York Times

Two of Scotland’s foremost performing groups present a co-production that sets Arvo Pärt’s spiritual and mesmeric Tabula Rasa in a theatrical context, exploring the recognised role of the piece in the care of patients during their final days.

With musicians forming an integral part of the drama, this visionary production explores the documented role of Pärt’s haunting piece, which has come to be known – and used – as a profound and transcendental piece of music. It is a life-affirming exploration of care, humanity, suffering – and the uplifting power, and endless importance, of art.

Vanishing Point is Scotland’s foremost artist-led independent theatre company, internationally acclaimed for its distinctive, groundbreaking work.

The UK’s leading string orchestra, Scottish Ensemble is a group of outstanding musicians championing music written for strings, becoming increasingly known for its bold, adventurous collaborations with artists from other genres and forms.scottishensemble.co.uk

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- On Thursday 23 November, all are welcome to stay in Tramway 1 for a post-event discussion (c.20 minutes).

- We offer one free ticket per paying adult for Under 16s and carers; subsequent tickets for these groups are priced at £5. To buy these, please book from the Tramway box office on 0845 330 3501 or online at tramway.org.

- This event is wheelchair accessible. View full access information on the Tramway website.

- The event programme is available on request in large print and audio formats. To guarantee that we can provide these at the event, please request this two weeks prior to the event (or earlier).

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