NMS Day 2022

Join NMS for our second NMS day in partnership with Drake Music Scotland and Hebrides Ensemble

About this event

NMS are delighted to be hosting our second NMS day at the Queen's Hall in partnership with Drake Music Scotland and Hebrides Ensmble. Join us for this informal drinks reception to meet and chat with old and new friends.

To mark the launch of our new Equalities, Diversity, Inclusion and Ethics working group we are delighted to be joined by guest speaker Clare Johnston, as she speaks about her work with Drake Music Scotland. As a music creator, she will speak about the importance of representation and the effects on the wider creative music making community.

Following the drinks reception will be Drake Music Scotland and Hebrides Ensemble Echoes Concert at 7pm. N.B a ticket is required to be purchased for entry to this concert and can be purchased here


Clare Johnston is a performer, composer, teacher and a music technology experimenter. As an Associate Musician with Drake Music Scotland, she writes mostly for iPad using the Thumbjam app, performing her own compositions with the iPad lab at Cryptic Nights and Dadafest, amongst others. Clare recently did a fascinating project bringing together international musicians to perform live together using the exchange of MIDI signals. She has been involved with the Digital Orchestra and other performances involving a wide variety of the technology instruments used by Drake Music Scotland to make music performances accessible – and marvellous!

Drake Music Scotland Founded in Scotland in 1997, our vision is to transform people’s lives through the power of music. We play a lead role in making Scotland a place where ground-breaking new music featuring skilled musicians and composers with disabilities comes alive for everyone. We reshape the definition of musicians, musical instruments and ensembles, building momentum as the country’s centre of expertise in inclusive music technologies and as an innovator on the international stage.

Hebrides Ensemble With programmes that are diverse, imaginative and inspiring, Hebrides Ensemble has established itself as one of the foremost chamber music collectives in the UK.

Co-founded and led by its Artistic Director, the cellist and conductor William Conway, the Ensemble is renowned for its fresh and intelligent approach to programming, which places contemporary music at the heart of a diverse range of repertoire.

New Music Scotland is a network of artists, ensembles, orchestras, composers, creators, music educators, sound artists, musicians, producers, promoters and anyone who believes in the importance and value of creating new music in Scotland. We are an organisation that exists to connect, enable and support makers of innovative and experimental new music and our members help drive how we do that.

Queen's Hall are Drake Music Scotland Inclusion Partners. For details on the accessibility measures at the Queens Hall please click here

If you any other access requirements, do not hesitate to contact us, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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