Schedule 2014

Friday- may 9

Day one


St Andrew’s in the Square

Opening Talk

Join Ilan Volkov, co-curator of Tectonics Glasgow, as he discusses the forthcoming three-day festival, along with artists and guests including Christian Wolff, Richard Youngs, John Oswald and Catherine Lamb.
Free to Friday Night ticket-holders.


St Andrew's in the Square

Opening Night Concert

Bill Wells and Members of the BBC SSO
Klaus Lang
Jer Reid and Solène Weinachter [collective endeavours]
Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir plays Persona by Þráinn Hjálmarsson.
Pile of Fourths with Pitchbends
Weiss Plays Tenney
Christian Wolff
Richard Youngs – Solo Voice
Catherine Lamb and Klaus Lang
Vernon and Burns
Thurston Moore and Takehisa Kosugi

Saturday- may 10

Day two


Grand Hall

David Behrman  How We Got Here (BBC Commission, World Premiere)
John Oswald I’d love to turn (BBC Commission, World Premiere)
Christian Wolff Ordinary Matter, version for two orchestras*
Georg Friedrich Haas Saxophone Concerto, UK Premiere
Georg Friedrich Haas Concerto Grosso No.2 for ensemble and orchestra (BBC Commission, World Premiere)

Marcus Weiss saxophone
James Weeks second conductor*
Ilan Volkov conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra


Foyer and Recital Room

Sarah Kenchington

Performance of Sarah Kenchington’s new installation for Tectonics Glasgow, with Glasgow-based musician and composer Daniel Padden.


Old Fruitmarket

Muscles of Joy

Blurring the boundaries of visual art, music, poetry and any other cultural reference point available, the all-female quintet Muscles of Joy perform in the Old Fruitmarket. In their own words: “We will be melodic and repetitious, in harmony. There may be a leader. BUT THEN WE WILL BE spontaneous, emotional, dynamic, messier and FREE”.


Grand Hall

Wolff /Behrman

Christian Wolff  Metal & Breath
Christian Wolff  For One, Two or Three People
David Behrman Wavetrain
with David Behrman, Takehisa Kosugi, S.L.Á.T.U.R, Ilan Volkov and Christian Wolff


Old Fruitmarket

Cindytalk, Thurston Moore, and Dylan Nyoukis

Scottish band cindytalk have been making music for nearly 30 years. They open the final gig of Saturday night by filling the Old Fruitmarket with their own blend of “Ambi-dustrial” music. Sonic Youth’s frontman Thurston Moore on guitar is then joined for a set with Chocolate Monk label founder and all round experimental noise-maker Dylan Nyoukis.

Sunday - may 11

Day three


Old Fruitmarket


To open Day 3 of Tectonics, Usurper (Malcy Duff and Ali Robertson with Sacha Kahir, Fiona Kennedy, Luke Poot and Norman Shaw) invite you to join them for an early tea.


Old Fruitmarket


S.L.Á.T.U.R. is a composer collective based in Reykjavík and will perform a number of new works in this concert. Formed in 2005, its members have experimented with animated notation using computer graphics, interactivity, performance art and the development of limited and isolated musical universes. The members share ideas and methods freely while the final products are usually independent efforts. Members taking part at this performance will be: Áki Ásgeirsson, Bergrún Snæbjörnsdóttir, Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson, Ingi Garðar Erlendsson, Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir, Páll Ivan frá Eiðum, and Þráinn Hjálmarsson.


Grand Hall


Christopher Fox Preluding
Christian Wolff Evening Shade
James Saunders Assigned #3
Christian Wolff Madrigals
Amber Priestley Floors are Flowers, take a few
Christian Wolff Ashbery Madrigals
Cassandra Miller Guide

James Weeks conductor



Radical Road

James Weeks  Radical Road (World Premiere)

Members of the Glasgow Chamber Choir
Members of Glasgow University Chapel Choir


Foyer and Recital Room

Sarah Kenchington

A second performance of Sarah Kenchington’s installation with Daniel Padden.


Grand Hall

Orchestral Concert 2

James Clapperton Tomnaverie (World Premiere of a revised version)
Michael Finnissy Offshore
Catherine Lamb Portions transparent/opaque:
Portion one: Expand (European Premiere)
portion two: Saturate (World Premiere)
Michael Finnissy  Favourite Poets* (World Premiere of a revised version)
Klaus Lang the thin letter (BBC Commission, World Premiere)

Ilan Volkov conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra


Grand Hall

Takehisa Kosugi

Brought to global attention by members of the Fluxus movement in the 1960s, Takehisa Kosugi had long been experimenting and improvising with instruments in his native Japan.


Old Fruitmarket

Closing Concert

Richard Youngs Past Fragments Of Distant Confrontation  (World Premiere)

Richard Youngs electric guitar
Ilan Volkov conductor
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra