TRANSPLANTED (Concert by High Heels and Horse Hair)
Saturday, 18 October 2014 from 14:30 to 16:30 (BST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
A set of seasonal duos for violin and cello inspired by Scottish Plants
Join duo High Heels & Horse Hair for a concert inspired by plants, including many newly commissioned works.
TRANSPLANTED celebrates the rich diversity of Scotland’s plant life and its music. In 1755 Scottish Baroque composer James’ Oswald published ‘Airs for the Seasons’, a remarkable compendium of 96 duos for violin and cello, each depicting a different plant or flower and written on a single side of paper. Inspired by these, and using the same criteria, 8 of Scotland’s leading composers have written new miniatures exploring native plants and their many uses in society over the centuries. In this evocative recital award-winning string duo High Heels and Horse Hair bring the new works to life, alongside a selection of Oswald’s Airs. Set against a stunning backdrop of photographic plant portraits by Laurie Campbell, the performance will delight and inspire music and plant lovers alike.
New work by:
Find out more about the project at www.highheelsandhorsehair.com
When & Where
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is renowned throughout the world for its scientific and horticultural excellence, and its four Gardens in Scotland are enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.
The exhibitions and events programme is extensive and varied - please see www.rbge.org.uk/events for details.