Volkov's Tectonics goes digital
This year's Tectonics Festival of experimental music, which was due to take place in Glasgow this weekend, 2–3 May, co-curated by Ilan Volkov and Alasdair Campbell, has been reconfigured online in light of the Coronavirus situation. The Tectonics Rewind Festival will offer recordings from previous editions of the festival and live interviews between the BBC's Kate Molleson and various artists, including Volkov, for free on the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra's website.
The new schedule offers broadcasts throughout both days, from 3pm until night-time. It includes programmes with Volkov conducting the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in his role as Principal Guest Conductor. Saturday's 7pm orchestral programme includes works by Linda Catlin Smith, James Clark, Catherine Lamb and Roscoe Mitchell. Sunday's line-up starts at 5pm, with works by Naomi Pinnock, Alvin Lucier, James Saunders, Iancu Dumitrescu and Lori Goldston.
Since its inception in 2012 in Iceland, the festival has been staged 26 times around the world – this would have been its eighth year in Glasgow.
During lockdown, Volkov has been curating his own radio show on SoundCloud.