News & Events

SCQ commission US composer Francine Trester

We’re excited to announce that we have commissioned a new work from Francine Trester, Professor of Composition at Berklee College of Music (Boston). Last year Francine worked with members of SCQ during a visit to Scotland: we loved her chamber music and are very pleased that she has agreed to write for us. To be […]

Music in Rannoch

SCQ is delighted to announce a new concert date in 2014: a return visit to the Old Church of Rannoch. Surely one of the most picturesque settings anywhere in the world for a music society! And familiar stamping ground for us: the place of our first ever concert in 2002 and also where we recorded […]

ENCOUNTERS – coming soon!

The final dusting and polishing is being applied to the programme for ENCOUNTERS: our event being staged in Glasgow’s The Glad Cafe next Friday 23rd November. We hear that there will be music for clarinet quartet by Matt Rogers, short films from Matt Hulse, and chiptunes from Gameshow Outpatient. Hope to see you there!  

Around the World in Eighty Minutes

We’re delighted to be taking our musical tour of the globe to venues in Scotland over the next month – Friday October 5 – Motherwell Saturday October 27 – The Big Shed, Tombreck (Loch Tay) Hope to see some familiar faces in the audiences…

Scottish Premiere of The Parlour Guide to Exo-Politics

SCQ is extremely happy to announce that its latest commission, The Parlour Guide to Exo-Politics, will be given its Scottish première this November at Scotland’s festival of new music, Sound. This concert, an all-Matt Rogers programme, has been made possible by the generous support of Creative Scotland, the Hope Scott Trust, and the Sound festival. […]

The Parlour Guide to Exo-Politics

Programme Note The Parlour Guide to Exo-Politics is SCQ’s latest commission from British composer Matt Rogers, operating under his pseudonym Gameshow Outpatient, and featuring original visuals from British film-maker Matt Hulse. The musical content of the work has its origins in the recent electronica produced under the Gameshow Outpatient moniker, but expressed here acoustically may […]

Matt Hulse

Film-maker Matt Hulse‘s films have played at festivals internationally, including retrospective screenings at ICA London and Art Institute Chicago. He has received a number of awards, including the Fox Searchlight Best British Short Film Award (1998), the Kodak Award for Animation (2004) and the Hoppe-Ritter Teamwork Award (2008). Also a performer, Hulse’s past collaborations with […]

Gameshow Outpatient Commission

Inspired by video games and the theme of extraterrestrial contact, SCQ’s latest commission combines music from composer Matt Rogers (recent recipient of a prestigious Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists) with live video from international prize-winning filmmaker Matt Hulse. The project has been made possible through the generous support of Creative Scotland. Rogers has previously […]

Glasgow Southside Festival

We’ve been asked to take part in Glasgow’s Southside Festival this May. It’s a fast-growing festival with plenty of local support, and with two of the quartet being Southsiders we’ll be very happy to perform. Watch this space for further details! For concert details click here.  

Osprey Music

We’re currently preparing for this weekend’s recital up in Boat of Garten in the Highlands, and are really looking forward to a trip up north! Especially as we gather that the ospreys are currently in residence.