Called ‘definitive’ by The Guardian, Shibe’s version has been heralded by Reich as ‘one of the best recordings of Electric Counterpoint ever!’
At the concert’s climax, Shibe performs a piece by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe, one of the founders and artistic directors of Bang on a Can.
Originally written for nine bagpipes, LAD is a work of cathartic anger and grief that climbs from an uncanny drone towards a wild crescendo on electric guitar.
Sean Shibe became the first guitarist to win the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Young Artists in May 2018, and his imaginative programmes and commissions expand the repertoire for his instrument.
His album softLOUD featuring his interpretations of some of these works was hailed by critics as a tour de force. The Herald Scotland called it ‘The first hard-to-ignore contender for the Scottish Album of the Year award from a classical label.’
PerformersSean Shibe guitar
RepertoireWemyss: Scottish Lute Manuscripts
This event consists of a 45-minute gallery viewing and a 50-minute performance.