Date: 17 August 2016 – St Mary’s Cathedral
ECME is the Edinburgh Contemporary Music Ensemble, it was founded in 2006 by Jacob Spence, Alfredo Caponnetto and Shiori Usui and has performed many orchestral works by composers at the threshold of their careers. The orchestra is assembled for each concert with a mixture of both established and younger performers. The result is a world class orchestra who understand the importance of contemporary music.
The importance of contemporary music; music of our time, of our community and city, is self-evident. ECME fulfils the important role of providing a voice for our composers, especially with regard to their orchestral music but this year, 2016, we are providing a voice for chamber music also. This will be with our ECME Chamber concert in August. Further exploration of new aesthetics will take place in March 2017 with our new ECME Electric providing a voice for our electro-acoustic composers. However, our core activity, the performance of our orchestral music, continues to take place in November.
” I was intrigued to find out about ECME and be invited to play a concert. As a full time mature music student, only recently finding my way around contemporary material, it was a marvelous opportunity – not only to experience a high standard of quality music making in a large ensemble, but also great to premiere superb new works from living (and present!) composers. James Low directs the rehearsals and performances with absolute precision and dedication to the music, making ECME the best orchestral experience I have had since coming to Scotland.”
- Gaynor Barradell