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Tectonics Glasgow 2020 programme announced

This year’s Tectonics Glasgow, co-curated by Ilan Volkov, will include seven premieres, a Fluxus theme and keyboard focus

The programme of this year’s Tectonics Glasgow has been announced, co-curated by Ilan Volkov, Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, and Alasdair Campbell, Director of Counterflows.

The two-day festival (2 and 3 May) includes works by Philip Corner, co-founder of the Fluxus movement, seven world premieres, three concerts with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Volkov, and a focus on keyboard, across 16 events.

Volkov and Campbell write: ‘This year our aims remain the same: to celebrate different generations of artists and musicians who are questioning what music can be; to see what happens when genres clash and rub up against each other; to bring global artists in contact with local ones; and to see how orchestral composition can still sound fresh and push boundaries in the 21st century.’

Composers featured include Angelica Sanchez, Cat Hope, Ain Bailey, Ingrid Laubrock and Zachary James Watkins, and there will be world premieres by Michael Parsons, Liza Lim, Michael Bonaventure, Scott McLaughlin, James Weeks, Philip Corner and Ellen Arkbro. Throughout the festival, there will also be an installation by Manuel Pessoa de Lima, Red Light Piano.

Since its inception in 2012 in Iceland, the festival has been staged 26 times around the world – this is its eighth year in Glasgow. Many concerts will be recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and tickets go on sale on Friday 21 February.

Read the full schedule here.