Composers announced for new The Night With… series

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Emily Doolittle, Claire McCue and Tansy Davies are among the composers contributing work to the next instalment of The Night With… innovative Scottish concert series.

Curated by composer Matthew Whiteside, The Night With… comprises four programmes of music performed by clarinettist Joanna Nicholson, Juice Vocal Ensemble, oboist James Turnbull and string quintet Wooden Elephant.

Composers involved also include Peter Gregson and Whiteside who will contribute works to the sets, which will also include reworkings of music by Björk and Radiohead.

There will also be a premiere resulting from a call for scores, which invites composers anywhere in the world to submit a new work for the female vocal trio, Juice Vocal Ensemble.

One piece will be selected from the submissions, workshopped then premiered in the final The Night With… in November.

Whiteside said: ‘I’m delighted we are able to present another season of The Night With….and I have had a lot of fun putting the programmes together to showcase some extraordinary composers and musicians.

‘There’s such a mix of all kinds of music and influences in these programmes, that we can’t say it’s one particular genre or category. I prefer to say it’s all just “music” so come and listen.’

Alan Morrison, head of music, Creative Scotland, said: ‘Scotland is a hot house for stimulating, genre-bending new music being made by adventurous composers and performers.

‘Over the past few years, The Night With… has brought the best of this work to new audiences in venues well away from the concert-hall circuit, opening eyes, ears and minds to what music can be. Creative Scotland is delighted to support a third season during which The Night With… will boldly expand its reach even further afield.’

The events take place in Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh from August to November. For more info, please see






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