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UPCOMING CONCERT in Glasgow Experimental Music Series:

Mysterious Encounters Thursday 22 November 2018 at The Old Hairdresser’s, Renfrew Lane, Glasgow 19.00-20.00, £5 entry on the door

Glasgow Experimental Music Series presents a concert of idiosyncratic music about contact with the unknown and ambiguous - with unusual sounds, with indeterminate objects, and with the enigma of the 'other'. 'Mysterious Encounters' features new collaborations with artist Ewan Pierce and designer Neslihan Tepehan, alongside performances of music by radical composers Louis d'Heudieres and Cathy van Eck and modern luminaries Frank Denyer and Antoine Beuger.

Glasgow Experimental Music Series Solids melt into air experimental music for piano trio

Glasgow Experimental Music Series wishes to thank Hinrichsen Foundation and Enterprise Music Scotland for their generous support.

The Project Café Saturday 3 November 2018 19.00-20.00

Programme Hunter Coblentz – Trio


Patrick Shand – Quiet is the thought of you


Eva-Maria Houben – Exercises I


Lauren Redhead – Parergons


Edwin Hillier – Analogue


Gregor Forbes – At Cross-Purposes II


Emma Pantel, violin Justyna Jablonska, cello Gregor Forbes, piano Edwin Hillier, electronics

Emma Pantel is an in-demand violinist based in Glasgow. She is a graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland where she studied with Justine Watts and Maya Iwabuchi. Emma currently enjoys freelancing in different venues and orchestras across Scotland, playing with the Scottish Ballet and Manchester Camerata amongst others.

During her time at the Conservatoire, Emma was involved with various different orchestras, winning a place on the Young Apprenticeship Scheme with RSNO and also playing in the Side by Side Projects with BBCSSO. Whilst studying at the Conservatoire Emma performed in masterclasses and workshops with Joseph Swensen, Ilya Gringolts, Krysia Osostowicz, Leland Chen, Jack Liebeck, Jan Repko, Lutsia Ibragimova, Laura Samuels and Peter Manning. Emma is also experienced in Chamber music, having been invited to play in the NJO Chamber music projects in Holland and at the Cantilena Chamber Music Festival on Islay. Emma enjoys collaborating and playing in various styles, notably performing at the Edinburgh Jazz Festival 2018 as part of the Mark Hendry Large Ensemble.

Justyna Jablonska’s music experience goes beyond classical repertoire, in which she holds a Masters Degree from the RNCM, taught by Peter Dixon (Principal Cello, BBC Philharmonic Orchestra). Since her appearance at the Lucerne Festival Academy in 2014 where her focus was on contemporary music (working with Sir Simon Rattle, Barbara Hannigan, Matthias Pintcher) she went on to study privately with Paris’ Ensemble Intercontemporain cellist – Eric-Maria Couturier. Her journey with Lucerne Festival let to ongoing performances as part of Lucerne Festival Alumni, which she thoroughly enjoys.

Justyna is delighted to have released her debut album – Karmana – with guitarist Simon Thacker, which presents Thacker’s diverse works for cello and guitar, funded by Creative Scotland. Together with Simon and Masha Natanson, Justyna succeeded in being part of the Made in Scotland Showcase at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2016 with Songs of the Roma programme. They will be releasing their new album later in 2019, which is supported by Creative Scotland. In September this year Justyna started a PhD programme in creative music practice at the University of Edinburgh, focusing on collaborative work with a South Indian female violinist, drawing on Carnatic traditions and free improvisation. She is a recipient of the Carnegie Trust PhD Scholarship. Gregor Forbes is a composer, pianist and conductor based in Scotland. He studied Music at the University of Cambridge followed by a Master’s Degree in Composition with Piano and Conducting at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. His compositions have been performed at 840 Concert Series in London, by Tim Parkinson at the Schott Recital Room, by Steffen Schleiermacher at the Gewandhaus, among others. Gregor started Glasgow Experimental Music Series in late 2014 and has continued to organise and perform in it since then. Gregor has recently been chosen for the inaugural year of the Hanns Eisler Haus Scholarship and Residency, which will entail living in Leipzig from April to August 2019 to compose music for the Musica Nova series at the Gewandhaus As a conductor, Gregor has worked with the University of Cambridge Philharmonic Orchestra and and he is currently Musical Director for Opera Eos’ production of Amy Beach’s Cabildo, taking place in Glasgow in November. Gregor frequently writes about and reviews music for Bachtrack, The Cusp and his own blog. He is also an experienced jazz pianist, improviser, and oboist. Gregor works as a private piano teacher in Edinburgh, and has recently taken up flamenco dancing.

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GEMS - Solids melt into air (3 November 2018)  

Glasgow Experimental Music Series Solids melt into air - experimental music for piano trio

GEMS - Solids melt into air (3 November 2018)  

Glasgow Experimental Music Series Solids melt into air - experimental music for piano trio