Strange Rainbow


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

-- Recordings -- Sounds -- Gigs -- Contact -- Software --



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Strange Rainbow play in imaginary worlds where the familiar dissolves into the unfamiliar.
This is a very deliberate meeting of traditions. Catriona plays a customised clarsach with sounds processed by Alistair MacDonald's laptop, 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.

Recordings:

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Sounds:

listen to unreleased studio recordings on soundcloud

Gigs:

:: Performance and workshop at Edinburgh International Harp Festival, Saturday April 5th 2014, 11:00 am

Gigs you missed:

:: Glasgow (Tuesday 18 March 2014, 8pm) at Tchai-Ovna
:: Glasgow (Saturday 1 March 2014, 7.00pm) at CCA with Margaret Bennett and Aileen Campbell for Ceol's Craic
:: Glasgow (Friday 28 January 2011, 9.30pm) at The Old Fruitmarket in A Night of Celtronika at Celtic Connections
:: Aberdeen (1 November 2009, 8.30pm) at The Tunnels in the Sound Festival with Chris Stout.
:: Huntly (1 November 2009, 2.30pm) at The Huntly Hotel in the Sound Festival with Chris Stout.
:: Glasgow (29 June 2009) at The Arches in What Happened.
:: Huntly (20/21 June 2009) at the SLOW DOWN Walking and Cycling Festival
:: Edinburgh (8 June 2009) at the Traverse in Noisy Nights.
:: Glasgow (27 May 2009) brain surgery presents: The One Ensemble Orchestra + Strange Rainbow + RM Hubbert at STEREO, Renfield Lane, Glasgow.
:: Glasgow (25 April 2009) at the Behaviour closing party at STEREO, Renfield Lane.
:: Woodend Barn, Banchory (31 October 2008) in the Sound Festival
:: Christ Church, Huntly in the Sound Festival (2 November 2008) for Deveron Arts
:: Glasgow (24 October 2008) at the GIO festival

Contact: info (at) strangerainbow (dot) co (dot) uk

Software: Make your own strange rainbows!: download software here



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