30 July 2021

Where Rivers Meet

videos on-demand

All four concerts are available to watch on-demand until 25 August 2021! Re-visit our recent 4-part concert series, Where Rivers Meet, the most ambitious multi-dimensional event for the SNJO to date, featuring Russian painter Maria Rud.

Filmed in the heart of Edinburgh, 12th Century St. Giles Cathedral provides the unique canvas for a new collaboration between the SNJO and artist Maria Rud, whose soulful and spiritually charged live paintings will be projected onto the magnificent stained-glass great west window and sets the music of Ornette Coleman, Dewey Redman, Anthony Braxton, and Albert Ayler arranged by Tommy Smith, Paul Towndrow, Paul Harrison, and Geoffrey Keezer in a distinct and fresh light.

“This concert is all about expression, the deepest emotion of our inner voice. To reach that space where we summon heart and spirit, the soloists must bear their souls – that was the challenge and the achievement of much of the best of the free jazz of the 1960s and beyond. And that’s what we’re after here.” — Tommy Smith

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