Lowood I: Graphic score for solo traditional fiddle

Lori Watson (Artist)

Research output: Non-textual formComposition

Abstract / Description of output

Lowood I is a 'simple' graphic score for solo fiddle. Composed in 2014, the score was workshopped with fiddle player Adam Sutherland (www.adamsutherland.co.uk) on 6th May 2014 and performed to an audience at Tolbooth in Stirling in the Distil Showcase (www.projects.handsupfortrad.scot/distil/about-distil/) on 16th May 2014. The score was published online in 2015 by ISLE Music Scotland.

This piece addresses four main aims: advance the understanding of contemporary traditional music practice (and improvisation as part of that); provide inspiration and experience for creative and skills development to traditional musicians; make something beautiful and provocative that can be creatively performed by readers or non-readers of standard notation; demonstrate the variety of creative and stylistic understanding in traditional fiddle players.

The composition and performance were reviewed by Neil McFadyen on folkradio.co.uk, 16 May 2014. There was also interest in the score from cartographers.
Original languageEnglish
Place of Publicationonline
PublisherISLE Music Scotland
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventDistil Showcase 8: Concert of new and experimental music - Tolbooth, Stirling, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 May 2014 → …

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • performance
  • graphic score
  • composition
  • music
  • traditional arts
  • experimental
  • solo
  • fiddle
  • creativity

Type (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Music


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