Spotlight: Distant Duets

Five Distant Duet Musicians

Over the past year, ten musicians from Drake Music Scotland and Tinderbox Collective have worked together in pairs to create and record five stunning new pieces.  Collectively named ‘Distant Duets‘ in recognition of how the musicians collaborated online due to COVID-19 social distancing regulations, the original compositions showcase how young musicians in Scotland are continuing to create excellent and innovative new works despite the challenges of working remotely.

“Sometimes I have felt lost as we can’t properly perform, but doing this “You and I” song has really helped me achieve what I want for the future and how I want my music career to expand.” Erin

We all very much hope we can share these pieces with a live audience in the near future. Meanwhile, you can listen free to all five pieces here, including a short “Making of” video…

Karen Sutherland and Sam Irvine

Erin O’Neil and Claire Docherty

Christopher Jacquin and Leo Bacica

Rhona Smith and Eli Hendrickse

Emma Clark and No Moniker (Thomas Murray)