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‘Several people have told me essentially this same story about the still, sad music of Pärt – how it became, for them or for others, a vehicle of solace. One or two such anecdotes seem sentimental; a series of them begins to suggest a slightly uncanny phenomenon.’
Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 2002.

Two of Scotland's foremost performing groups present a co-production that sets Arvo Pärt's spiritual and mesmeric Tabula Rasa (as well as Spiegel im Spiegel and Fratres) in a theatrical context, exploring the recognised role of the piece in the care of patients during their final days.

With musicians forming an integral part of the drama, this visionary production explores the documented role of Pärt’s haunting piece, which has come to be known - and used - as a profound and transcendental piece of music. It is a life-affirming exploration of care, humanity, suffering - and the uplifting power, and endless importance, of art.

A co-production between Vanishing Point and Scottish Ensemble

Conceived, Directed and Designed by Matthew Lenton
Musical Direction by Jonathan Morton
Lighting Design by Kai Fischer
Tabula Rasa, Spiegel im Spiegel and Fratres. Music by Arvo Pärt
By arrangement with Universal Edition A.G Wien (subject to change).



Eden Court, Inverness
Thu 16 Nov 2017
Post show discussion

Tramway, Glasgow
Wed 22 - Fri 24 Nov 2017
Post show discussion on Thu 23rd Nov

Platform, Glasgow
Fri 3 - Sat 4 Nov 2017 (previews)
Fri 7pm / Sat 2pm

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
Wed 8 Nov (preview)
Thu 9 - Sat 11 Nov 2017 
Post show discussion on Fri 10th Nov