The Scotsman reviews “Festival City”

“Festival City”, which received its world premiere on August 27th at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, garnered a favorable notice in The Scotsman:

Machover’s new work – a moody soundscape combining recorded audio bites of Edinburgh with bristling, atmospheric live orchestral impressions, and created from material submitted over the internet – was anything but gimmicky. Driven by an underlying drone, suggestive of bagpipes, its success lay in the composer’s ability to mesh the electronic elements in such a way that distinguishing them was often impossible – bird calls intertwining with flute, strings, pre-recorded children’s voices as real as the instruments on stage.

Read the full review here: Music review: RSNO: City Noir

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