FITKIN, Photo: Graham Fitkin

new music for scotland

Welcome to ecat.

Please see the information below about our concerts for the 2010/11 season.

Tickets for concerts (except 27 September) 10, Concessions 7, Schoolchildren free. available from Queens Hall: 0131 668 2019

Read more about ecat

Download our season bookmark

Download flyer for Birtwistle - Pulse Shadows; concerts 7-11 March 2011

Listen to a podcast: Will Conway from The Hebrides Ensemble, Peter Nelson from ECAT and Claron McFadden explain why this is such a stunning work to experience.

For further information contact Hazel at or write to:

16 Clerwood Gardens
Edinburgh EH12 8PT

Supported by Creative Scotland

ecat's 2010-11 season

begins on Monday 27 September 2010 at 7.45pm in the Queen's Hall with our popular New Music Experience.


The New Music Experience

Monday 27 September | Queen's Hall, Edinburgh 7.45pm

Yann Ghiro (clarinet), Martin Storey (cello), Simon Smith (piano)

Works by Xenakis, Birtwistle, Vivier, and Rihm plus 3 specially commissioned pieces.

Introduced by journalist & broadcaster Janice Forsyth.

FREE concert - just turn up!.



Wednesday 20 October | Queen's Hall, Edinburgh 7.45pm

Graham Fitkin's 9-piece band of virtuoso musicians ...

no-nonsense music with punchy rhythms, tight grooves and phenomenal playing from saxes, trumpets, percussion, piano, harps, guitars and bass.


Per Rundberg (piano)

Monday 15 November | Queen's Hall, Edinburgh 7.45pm

The stunning young Swedish pianist

plays music by Dutilleux, Pousseur, Murail, Bussotti and premieres a new work by Michael Edwards.



Discussion Group

Mondays: 4 October and 8 November 2010, 7 February and 21 March 2011 | Word Power Books, 43 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh 7.30pm

ecat's informal discussion group about music, arts and ideas led by Edinburgh Makar, Ron Butlin (poet, novelist and opera librettist).

(Please contact ecat to reserve a place)


Matthew Barley - The Virtual Cellist

Tuesday 1 February | Queen's Hall, Edinburgh 7.45pm

"The world's most adventurous cellist"

pairs Bach Preludes with jazz and improvisation against an interactive backdrop of projected images and sequences mixed live by VJ Nick Hillel.


Birtwistle - Pulse Shadows

Wednesday 9 March | Queen's Hall, Edinburgh 7.45pm

Hebrides Ensemble

Scotland's foremost chamber group gives the scottish premiere of a major work by Harrison Birtwistle, for soprano, string quartet and ensemble along with music by Henry Purcell.


Myth and Ritual

Wednesday 27 April | Queen's Hall, Edinburgh 7.45pm

Joby Burgess (percussion), Robin Michael (cello), Peter Evans (piano)

Works by Claude Vivier and John McLeod, including McLeod's Thrashing the Sea God, a Chinese opera for solo percussion.