Fragile Pitches – review mention

Unfortunately, the high winds that blew sparks into the crowds outside of the cathedral was grasped by some newspapers who elected to over-egg this minor distraction into some near catastrophic blaze on the Royal Mile. This ensured that Fragile Pitches itself received somewhat less attention in the press than it deserved. One notable exception was the Scotsman’s Joyce MacMillan who offered an honourable mention in her review of the proceedings:

“The other major Light Night element was a musical experiment in computer-generated and fragmented sound called Fragile Pitches (an anagram of light, space, and fire) created by composers Michael Begg and Colin Porter, and performed throughout the evening in St Giles’ Cathedral, its thoughtful rhythms of creation, resonance, emergence and dispersal attracting crowds.”

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