Strange Rainbow

Catriona McKay (harp) and Alistair MacDonald (laptop/live electronics)

Strange Rainbow play in imaginary worlds where the familiar dissolves into the unfamiliar.

This is a very deliberate meeting of traditions. Catriona plays Scottish harp with sounds processed by Alistair’s live electronics, along with soundscapes drawn from the environment.

As a duo they make music that seems at once dislocated and greatly concerned with roots and connections; a rendering of traditional musical language refracted through contemporary performance technique, and then again through the transformations of live electronics to explore new, unimagined colours.