Glasgow’s Sonica competition describes itself as “Sonic artwork for the visually minded”. By reside performances and installations, it explores how visible and aural arts work together, and if all had gone in accordance with plan then this live performance would have seen Gavin Bryars conducting the Royal Scottish Nationwide Orchestra within the UK premiere of his viola concerto, A Hut in Toyama, whereas the coder Alba G Corral created reside on-screen visuals in response to the music.
With merciless punctuality, nonetheless, the Covid gods intervened. Bryars examined optimistic the day earlier than the live performance and needed to isolate in his lodge room as a substitute of showing on the rostrum. He beamed in by way of an enormous Zoom display, however his premiere needed to be entrusted to the conductor Robert