They say that Scotland’s a small country, and the adage was – perhaps – proved true at the launch of the Adopt a Composer Scheme
When I found out that I had been paired with the Glasgow School of Art Choir I was really excited by the many prospects and possibilities that the
During the Autumn of 1936, Oswald Moseley led the British Union of Fascists on a march through the streets of East London, in wha
It always surprises me how quickly a piece can become external to its composer. What had before been an ongoing process, an open
Each year our Adopt a Composer scheme sets amateur choirs, orchestras and ensembles up with composers for a year to produce a new
It’s been great to get to know the orchestra personally, and have time to try out several drafts and sections of the piece before finalising them;
Adopt a Composer 2015, Alison Willis
My Ukulele playing hasn't developed much since last time but I have learnt enough to help refine my piece and even join the band, even if only on a few chords, when the band is playing songs.
This blog post has been a long time coming as it was put on pause while I have been finishing my PhD.
Last week I met with the orchestra again! My mentor David Horne was able to come to this rehearsal, which was very useful.