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About Tectonics

Tectonics Glasgow 2022

After two online festivals it feels so exciting to finally gather artists, musicians and audiences together in a space (or series of spaces) to once again see what happens. For all the benefits and reach that online brings, there’s nothing to match the connection and electricity that’s generated when performers and audiences meet.

At the centre of this year’s festival is Janet Beat, a composer who, from her earliest musical explorations, championed new methods and technology. Of course, that desire to push boundaries is what all our artists have in common: whether it’s the genre-melting compositions and self-made instruments of Douglas R Ewart, or Kristine Tjøgersen creating a musical echo of nature’s ecosystem. Writing for an orchestra might be a centuries old tradition but today’s composers are still questioning the old parameters and this year’s festival there are Premieres from Joanna Ward, Pascale Criton, Amber Priestley, Liz Lim, James Weeks, Cassandra Miller and Sylvia Tarozzi.

These are just a handful of 2022’s wonderful artists.  Enjoy exploring the full programme

See you there,

Ilan Volkov and Alasdair Campbell, curators