Tectonics is a Music Festival curated by Ilan Volkov and Alasdair Campbell, proudly presented by BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. It takes place at City Halls, Glasgow from 1-3 May.

Breaking down orchestral traditions, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra principal guest conductor Ilan Volkov launched the Tectonics concept in Iceland in 2012. Co-curator for Tectonics Glasgow is the producer Alasdair Campbell who said: “Artists are given the freedom to experiment and truly push themselves creating an incredibly inspiring festival.”

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Performers Peter Brötzmann, Éliane Radigue, Heather Leigh, Justin K Broadrick, Attila Csihar, Daniel Padden, Joel Stern, Mariam Rezai, Goodiepal

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Harpist Rhodri Davies

The three-day festival of experimental orchestral performances features several world premieres including three BBC commissions from composers Peter Ablinger, Joanna Bailie and Paul Newland. This year’s line-up also includes the critically-acclaimed saxophonist Peter Brötzmann, harpist Rhodri Davies and Hungarian black-metal vocalist Attila Csihar.

The Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra and members of the BBC SSO kick off the weekend with a piece created specifically for the Old Fruitmarket by turntablist Mariam Rezaei and local musician Daniel Padden has also written a work specially for the venue. Élaine Radigue, a pioneer of electronic music, is a focus of this year’s programme and she has created several new acoustic works especially for the festival.

Performances will be recorded for future broadcast by BBC Radio3.

For a full schedule of events and to buy tickets for Tectonics Glasgow, please visit here.

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