Watch the new Distilling Project trailer, featuring some of the material produced at our workshop with Admiral Fallow in December…
The Distilling Project:
NOISE is collaborating with Scottish indie-folk band Admiral Fallow on a new project.
Working with composer Gareth Williams (Hirda, The Sloans Project) and librettist Siân Evans (Hirda) we will together be exploring how to make an opera that appeals to both indie music fans and opera aficionados. Under the working title The Distilling Project, the band will work with two opera singers looking at a scenario based around the broad theme of distilling.
More about Admiral Fallow and The Distilling Project here…
Our production of HIRDA at this year’s Celtic Connections festival in February was a great success! Special thanks to Donald Shaw, Celtic Connections and everyone at The Old Fruitmarket for making sure it was a fantastic evening.
We would like to congratulate Sir James MacMillan and McRoberts LLP on their A&B Scotland ‘Placemaking’ award win for The Cumnock Tryst music festival. We were happy to be up against some of Scotland’s leading arts companies.
Read about the awards here…
Grab a pint (or a G&T) and get ready for opera like you’ve never seen it before; the world class Sloans Opera is back.
After being performed in Canada and selling out at the Edinburgh Festival, the Sloans Opera returns to Glasgow’s oldest pub this July for just seven performances.
Unpretentious and utterly brilliant, the Sloans Opera is a must-see operatic feast taking you on a journey through the pub as the story unfolds right in front of you.
A powerful tale of love, life and death – opera fan or not – this is a one of a kind experience you’ll never forget.
“…amazing and often quite magical” – Alan Cooper, STV
“… puts opera ‘in yer face’ with impressive flair” – Mary Brennan, Glasgow Herald
Marie Claire Breen
Gareth Williams conductor
James Robert Carson director
Catherine Deverell designer
Sloans Bar, Glasgow
Sunday 24 July – 2pm
Tuesday 26 July – 7pm
Wednesday 27 July – 7pm
Thursday 28 July – 7pm
Friday 29 July – 2pm & 7pm
Sunday 31 July – 1pm
NOISE was granted a substantial award from Creative Scotland in October which means that the Shetland Project will enter the commissioning stage.
We had two great days in Glasgow with composers Chris Stout and Gareth Williams colaborating with our writer Sian Evans. They were wonderful times full of creativity and excitement. Hats off to this incredibly talented trio. It is no easy job to open yourself up to working with other people and find a way to make something together. Thank you to all of them.
Happy Days on Fair Isle
Sian Evans with Maurice Henerson
Maurice told us many stories from all over the Islands. He is from Fetlar and seen here with our librettist, Sian Evans.
Here are Chris Stout, Sian Evans and Gareth Williams on Fair Isle, The magical island lies half way between Orkney and Shetland. It is Chris’s home island and he introduced us to many of the folk who still live there.
The talented composer and librettist team of Gareth Williams and David James Brock who wrote The Sloans Project have created this beautiful piece of work:
Shuna Sendall Marie Claire Breen Alistair Digges Laura Baxter premiered this piece in Glasgow on Friday. It was part of of a Breath Cycle conference at Scottish Opera.
With the support of The Wellcome Trust, Gareth has created ‘Breath Cycle’ (with libretto by David James Brock) at the Respiratory ward at Gartnavel Royal Hospital, where he is making songs and opera specifically for patients with Cystic Fibrosis. The material is bespoke to lung capacity, range, and ability, and the effects of singing on respiratory health are being monitored and measured. As the patients can not physically spend time together, most of this project is being developed and presented online.