Scottish Ensemble & Vanishing Point

Tabula Rasa

3 Nov 2017 → 4 Nov 2017
Fri 7pm + Sat 2pm
12+ yrs
£8.50 / £5 / £4 Local Links

‘Several people have told me essentially this same story about the still, sad music of Pärt – how it became, for them or for others, a vehicle of solace. One or two such anecdotes seem sentimental; a series of them begins to suggest a slightly uncanny phenomenon.’ Alex Ross, New York Times

Two of Scotland’s foremost performing groups present a co-production that sets Arvo Pärt’s spiritual and mesmeric Tabula Rasa in a theatrical context, exploring the recognised role of the piece in the care of patients during their final days.

With musicians forming an integral part of the drama, this visionary production explores the documented role of Pärt’s haunting piece, which has come to be known - and used - as a profound and transcendental piece of music. It is a life-affirming exploration of care, humanity, suffering - and the uplifting power, and endless importance, of art.

Vanishing Point is Scotland’s foremost artist-led independent theatre company, internationally acclaimed for its distinctive, groundbreaking work. vanishing-point.org

The UK’s leading string orchestra, Scottish Ensemble is a group of outstanding musicians championing music written for strings, becoming increasingly known for its bold, adventurous collaborations with artists from other genres and forms.


Scottish Ensemble & Vanishing Point: Tabula Rasa (trailer) from Scottish Ensemble on Vimeo.

Additional info

Show times:

Fri 3 Nov 7pm

Sat 4 Nov 2pm

Conceived and directed by Matthew Lenton

Musical direction by Jonathan Morton


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