WHAT’S ON NOVEMBER: Tabula Rasa with Vanishing Point and Scottish Ensemble

“Several people have told me essentially this same story about the still, sad music of Arvo Pärt – how it became, for them or for others, a vehicle of solace. One or two such anecdotes seem sentimental; a series of them begins to suggest a slightly uncanny phenomenon.” Alex Ross, New York Times

Credit: Hugh Carswell

Two of Scotland’s foremost performing groups present a co-production that sets Arvo Pärt’s spiritual and mesmeric Tabula Rasa in a theatrical context, exploring the recognised role of the piece in the care of patients during their final days.

With musicians forming an integral part of the drama, this visionary production explores the documented role of Pärt’s haunting piece, which has come to be known – and used – as a profound and transcendental piece of music. It is a life-affirming exploration of care, humanity, suffering – and the uplifting power, and endless importance, of art.

Credit: Hugh Carswell

Vanishing Point is Scotland’s foremost artist-led independent theatre company, internationally acclaimed for its distinctive, groundbreaking work. vanishing-point.org

The UK’s leading string orchestra, Scottish Ensemble is a group of outstanding musicians championing music written for strings, becoming increasingly known for its bold, adventurous collaborations with artists from other genres and forms.

Tabula Rasa Presented by Scottish Ensemble and Vanishing Point

Platform, The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Glasgow, G34 9JW

Friday 3 Nov at 7pm (Preview) Saturday 4 Nov at 2pm (Preview)

Tickets: £8.50 / £4.50 / £4 Box Office: 0141 276 9670 (opt 1) or www.platform-online.co.uk/whats-on/event/359

For more about the ensemble visit: scottishensemble.co.uk

For more information about the production please visit the Tabula Rasa mini-site at https://www.tabula-rasa.show/

Header Image: Dev Day