The award-winning fiddler Aidan O’Rourke returns to Woodend Barn on Friday (August 31) to perform his Cultural Olympiad commission, TAT-1.
The piece is inspired by the first transatlantic telephone cable which ran from Aidan’s hometown of Oban to Newfoundland and which also provided the famous ‘Hot Line’ of the Cold War.
Performing alongside Aidan are Catriona McKay, Phil Bancroft, Paul Harrison and Martin O’Neill, the cream of Scotland’s folk and jazz musicians.
TAT-1 was commissioned by An Tobar arts centre in Tobermory as part of PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music 20x12 programme, a UK-wide commissioning programme consisting of twenty new pieces of music, each of 12 minutes in length, celebrating the talent and imagination of the UK’s musical community as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
As part of the Woodend Barn event at 8pm, there will also be a screening of a new short film, Wolf, by renowned visual artists Dalziel + Scullion, which features a soundtrack by Aidan O’Rourke. Following the screening, the artists and composer will take part in a discussion about the film.