CoMA Glasgow

CoMA Glasgow rehearsal
CoMA Glasgow rehearsal

Remote Connections

About the project

Led by composer Dr Ruta Vitkauskaite, the ‘YouCreate’ project invited musicians of all instruments, composers and sound creators to come together to create and perform a collaborative and unique piece of contemporary music for the lockdown-generation. We developed the piece over four video calls during May/June, and held an online premiere of the completed composition, titled Remote Connections, on 20th June 2020.

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Premiere of Remote Connections

If you are able to donate and support the work of CoMA Glasgow, please click here to donate online. We run our projects on a pay-what-you-can-afford model for those taking part, so every pound received helps us to keep our projects truly open to all.

 

Try it yourself

If you are part of an ensemble and would like to try our Remote Connection video score yourself, we have prepared a silent version of of the video which you can watch and play along with. The score was first created and performed by 15 musicians but can be interpreted by any number from 5+. The instrumentation in the score is just a suggestion, and in some sections of the score, instead of instruments, there are names – this all is to be interpreted freely. The score combines symbols, hand conducting, and some notation: these are to be followed to the understanding of the group – open-mindedness and interpretation skills are essential for the best result. No conductor is needed to perform this score, and players can perform from the comfort of their own homes using Zoom.

Click here to view the score

Recent Projects

Project #2 - YouCreate (June 2020)

Led by composer Dr Ruta Vitkauskaite, the ‘YouCreate’ project invited musicians of all instruments, composers and sound creators to come together to create and perform a collaborative and unique piece of contemporary music for the lockdown-generation. We developed the piece over four video calls during May/June, and held an online premiere of the completed composition, titled Remote Connections, on 20th June 2020. You can watch the video of our final composition here, or try the score out for yourself here.

Project #1 - Pilot (Feb 2020)

CoMA Glasgow launched in November 2019, and held our first pilot project in early 2020 at the Scottish Music Centre in Glasgow. Tying into the Festival of Contemporary Music for All 2020, we held an open rehearsal and performance session exploring a selection of pieces written for the event and for CoMA, alongside an exciting and informative session on John Cage’s ‘Concert’ delivered by Philip Thomas. You can listen to some excerpts of our open rehearsal here.

Support

If you are able to donate and support the work of CoMA Glasgow, please click here to donate online. We run our projects on a pay-what-you-can-afford model for those taking part, so every pound is gratefully received and helps us to keep our projects truly open to all.

Contact / Join

CoMA Glasgow is growing into a large new music collective with members of all abilities. We meet for specific projects throughout the year (rather than a regular weekly rehearsal) and encourage our members to contribute ideas and lead the facilitation of our projects.

If you are interested in joining us as a player, composer or have ideas for a project you would like to try, get in touch with us…

Email: glasgow@coma.org
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