EIF Aberdeen Standard Investments Opening Event: Five Telegrams


The 2018 International Festival season bursts into life with a spectacular free outdoor digital performance celebrating Scotland’s Year of Young People and reflecting on the centenary of the end of the Great War.

Inspired by themes of communication including telegrams sent by young soldiers in 1918, Five Telegrams weaves a newly commissioned orchestral score, projected digital artworks and live participation together to consider themes of machines and codes, censorship, propaganda and reconciliation – ideas that resonate powerfully in contemporary life.

Working closely with 59 Productions, Scottish composer, producer and performer Anna Meredith, whose genre-defying works span the worlds of classical, pop and electronic music, has crafted a new work for orchestra based on material found in the Imperial War Museum.

Contributions from young people in Edinburgh and working in partnership with Edinburgh College of Art, and as part of 14–18 NOW, Five Telegrams is a truly collaborative event.

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