Ryoji Ikeda's new performance Superposition

Monday, 12 November 2012

Ryoji Ikeda's new performance Superposition

The world premiere of Ryoji Ikeda's new performance Superposition will take place this autumn :

• 14 - 16 November 2012 : world premiere - Paris, France

You can also catch the performance later in December :

• 7 - 8 December 2012 : 104 LE CENTQUATRE - Festival NEMO, Paris, France

superposition is a project about the way we understand the reality of nature on an atomic scale and is inspired by the mathematical notions of quantum mechanics. Performers will appear in his piece for the first time, performing as operator/conductor/observer/examiners. All the components on stage will be in a state of superposition; sound, visuals, physical phenomena, mathematical concepts, human behaviour and randomness - these will be constantly orchestrated and de-orchestrated simultaneously in a single performance piece.

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Friday, 24 February 2012

Arika 12 - EPISODE 2: A Special Form of Darkness

Tramway 24 – 26 February 2012

A festival (or salon) of experimental music, performance and discussions, variously concerned with the usefulness of nihilism, pessimism and negativity; it’s about the limits of thought and experience, and what we might consider to be ‘ourselves’. Together we’ll ask how do we make sense of experimental musicians, performance artists, cultural critics, philosophers and scientists who doubt identity, existence and experience?

Including performances from Dawn Kasper, Malin Arnell, Keiji Haino and discussions with Ray Brassier, Mark Fisher, Evan Calder Williams and neuroscientist Thomas Metzinger. Full programme info is available at www.arika.org.uk.

For more information please visit http://arika.org.uk/events/episode-2-special-form-darkness

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Monday, 23 January 2012

Anna Meredith performances

We like to keep up with the activities of all our previous Cryptic Nights artists, composer Anna Meredith is involved in many projects throughout 2012, take some time to check her out: http://www.annameredith.com/performances.html

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Wednesday, 07 December 2011

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Northern Landscapes

St Andrews Younger Hall - Wed 7 December 7.30pm
Edinburgh Queen’s Hall - Thurs 8 December 7.30pm
Glasgow City Halls - Fri 9 December 7.30pm

Join the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and brilliant young violinist Jennifer Pike for the premiere performances of Haflidi Hallgrimsson’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra Op 46, written specially for her. She has wowed audiences since she was crowned Young Musician of the Year in 2002, aged just 12.

Pre-concert talk (free to ticketholders) 6.30pm: Haflidi Hallgrimsson will discuss his new concerto.

The concerto is framed by two Nordic treasures: Sibelius’ atmospheric suite, King Kristian and Grieg’s Symphony in C minor.

For more information about the SCO, visit www.sco.org.uk

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Hebrides Ensemble - American Pioneers

Sunday, 06 November 2011

Hebrides Ensemble - American Pioneers

The USA produced some of the most ground-breaking and visionary leaders
in the world of composition during the 20th Century. Hebrides Ensemble's American Pioneers programme presents a few of those composers displaying their diversity and craftsmanship, including music by Steve Reich, Charles Ives and John Adams. http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=248589785176573

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Thursday, 03 November 2011

Raydale Dower - Piano Drop

Future Cryptic Night's artist Raydale Dower is a Glasgow based artist and musician whose most recent installation based work, Piano Drop investigates sonic repercussion. http://www.tramway.org/visual_art/274/piano_drop/

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Saturday, 29 October 2011

Minimal: Glass at 75

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall's Minimal season continues with Minimal: Glass at 75 Parts 1 and 2 at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and The Tramway, Glasgow. Performances by Bang on a Can, The Smith Quartet, Red Note Ensemble and Scottish Ensemble, celebrate the music of Philip Glass. http://www.glasgowconcerthalls.com/minimal

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Hotel Pro Forma - War Sum Up

Friday, 02 September 2011

Hotel Pro Forma - War Sum Up

War Sum Up
Music. Manga. Machines.
Featuring new music by The Irrepressibles and costumes by Henrik Vibskov

Hotel Pro Forma´s new performance War Sum Up premieres at Latvian National Opera 2 september 2011.
Follow the Warrior, the Spy and the Soldier through their transformation into a world of light and dark, battle and death. From man to machine, to statue, ghost and fantasy heroine. http://www.hotelproforma.dk/default.asp?ver=uk

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Kronos in Glasgow

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Kronos in Glasgow

Over the last 30 years, the Kronos Quartet has constantly challenged the boundaries and conventions of classical music. The quartet line-up Haydn and Mozart knew is constantly put to the service of new work, drawing on the passions and encyclopaedic knowledge of Artistic Director, David Harrington.

From collaborations in their American homeland with composers such as Adams, Reich, Crumb and Glass, they have ventured far to work with musicians of many traditions and nations. In May 2011, Glasgow’s Concert Halls welcome them for a long weekend of music featuring new work by Steve Reich, one or two of those international collaborations, one of their famous family concerts and more.

http://www.glasgowconcerthalls.com/kronos-quartet

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Chateau La Thuliere

Monday, 28 February 2011

Chateau La Thuliere

Cryptic's Cathie Boyd recommends...Chateau La Thuliere, Dordogne, France. This romantic retreat has a private estate of woodland and fields along the Isle river, perfect for walking or a picnic on a summer's day.

'What an amazing place, The beauty and decadence is truly special. The food is extraordinary we went for two nights but stayed for four- a truly memorable oasis.'
Cathie Boyd

http://www.lathuiliere.net/

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200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes

200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes, presented by Hans Rosling, acclaimed Swedish medical doctor, academic, statistician and public speaker, presents a 200 year history of the world mapped out by life expectancy and wealth in a 4 minute film. What makes this such a fascinating watch is the use of cutting edge technologies to visualise such a vast quantity of hard statistical data. Hans' own interpretation of the data projects an optimistic view of the world's future too, which in these austere times, is a rarity in itself. Essential viewing!
http://www.gapminder.org/videos/200-years-that-changed-the-world-bbc/

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Littlemill Cottage, Isle of Arran

Tuesday, 07 December 2010

Littlemill Cottage, Isle of Arran

Cryptic recommends Littlemill Cottage: a truly unique holiday cottage in what is arguably one of Arran’s most stunning locations, Kildonan. The cottage's cosy interior instantly draws you into Arran's tranquil pace of life, and is the perfect place for a weekend break. The ferry to Arran boasts the best bowl of chips around, and the Arran Ale on board is the perfect accompaniment!

http://www.littlemillcottage.co.uk/

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Harvey Nichols pops up in Glasgow

Wednesday, 01 December 2010

Harvey Nichols pops up in Glasgow

Cryptic is delighted to recommend Harvey Nichols' very first pop up shop, located in Glasgow's St Enoch's centre!

Open provisionally till 31st December, the pop up shop is overflowing with festive delights including Harvey Nichols' iconic own branding food, gifts and Christmas Hampers.

We are particularly looking forward to the mulled wine and mince pies!!!

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GIO Fest III

Wednesday, 01 December 2010

GIO Fest III

Cryptic recommends The Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra’s annual festival of free improvisation and collaboration which returns to our home, the CCA, on 10th and 11th of December.

Highlights include: Dominic Lash, John Butcher, John Russell, Ken Hyder, Maggie Nicols, Damien Marchal and a performance of Schweben by Barry Guy (a GIO commission).

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Minimal Weekend

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Minimal Weekend

Cryptic recommends Minimal Weekend, Glasgow's dedicated celebration of the greats of the Minimal movement, featuring works by Glass, Reich, Eno and Marshall.

http://www.glasgowconcerthalls.com/minimal

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Cryptic recommends

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Cryptic recommends

...an art event taking place at our home of CCA Glasgow: Direct Serious Action is Therefore Necessary by Glasgow-based artists Joanne Tatham and Tom O'Sullivan, a new commissioned exhibition for CCA, developed and constructed as a specific response to the CCA, its function, history and architecture.

In common with many of Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan’s most significant projects, it is the choreography and curation of the pieces in the exhibition, rather than the pieces themselves, that should be seen as the work. The exhibition will work with and against the conventions of the CCA spaces, positioning pieces across the venue to reframe the experience of visiting the CCA: Direct Serious Action

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Orlando recommendations

Monday, 20 September 2010

Orlando recommendations

Orlando Stage Manager Dan Ayling recommends....
Metropolis by Fritz Lang, recently re-released for the big screen in the UK this September. Catch it while you can!
Metropolis is a 1927 German expressionist film in the science-fiction genre, produced in Germany during a stable period of the Weimar Republic, set in a futuristic urban dystopia. The film was produced in the Babelsberg Studios by Universum Film A.G. (UFA). The most expensive silent film ever made, it cost approximately 5 million Reichsmark and still astounds viewers today.

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Cryptic recommends... The Reith Lectures

Tuesday, 08 June 2010

Cryptic recommends... The Reith Lectures

The Reith Lectures were inaugurated in 1948 by the BBC to mark the historic contribution made to public service broadcasting by Sir John (later Lord) Reith, the corporation's first director-general.

John Reith maintained that broadcasting should be a public service which enriches the intellectual and cultural life of the nation. It is in this spirit that the BBC each year invites a leading figure to deliver a series of lectures on radio. The aim is to advance public understanding and debate about significant issues of contemporary interest.

BBC Reith Lectures

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Gabby Young and Other Animals

Monday, 01 February 2010

Gabby Young and Other Animals

Currently on our office playlist, Gabby does cabaret-folk-pop-indefinable in a most intriguing way, and is tipped for big things this year.
gabbyyoungandotheranimals.com

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A Single Man

Monday, 01 February 2010

A Single Man

Fashion designer Tom Ford turns his hand to feature film directing with gorgeous visual results.
asingleman-movie.com

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Thai Lemongrass

Monday, 01 February 2010

Thai Lemongrass

The best Thai food in Glasgow!
thailemongrass.net

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The Butterfly and the Pig

Thursday, 02 July 2009

The Butterfly and the Pig

For fabulous lamb cutlets, great gammon, good fresh food in season visit the quirky Butterfly and Pig - Be sure to ask when you are booking if they have a band on as this can be noisy, which ever way you like, the food certainly won't disappoint you.

153 Bath Street, Glasgow,
Tel: 0141 221 7711
http://www.thebutterflyandthepig.com/

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House of the Sleeping Beauties

Wednesday, 03 June 2009

House of the Sleeping Beauties

House of the Sleeping Beauties is a fantastic read by Yasunari Kawabata, a story about a lonely man, Old Eguchi continuously visits the House of the Sleep Beauties in hope of something more...

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Crabshakk

Tuesday, 02 June 2009

Crabshakk

Newly opened Seafood restaurant in Glasgow, it's already won the List best newcomer award and the crabcakes are highly recommended!

http://www.crabshakk.com/<br />

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Glasgow PodcART

Monday, 01 June 2009

Glasgow PodcART

Glasgow PodcART promotes Scottish artists, musicians & photographers through it's weekly podcast and features some throughly enjoyable chat. Glasgow has been crying out for an outlet like this and it's fantastic to hear some enthusiasm about the Scottish art scene.

http://www.glasgowpodcart.com

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Recommendations

From restaurants to events, books to artists, Cryptic would like to share some of their favorite findings from around the globe with you.

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