‘Tuning Out’ is series of concerts taking place around the UK, which will invite a listening public to visit some wonderful instruments around the UK & re-imagine the nature of pitch relationships. The music will explore the lesser chartered areas of microtones, unequal temperaments and unusual instrumental tunings.

The project involves three musicians who question the rules of equal temperament in their own different ways.

They will be making use of some of the UK’s many underused tracker - action pipe organs, and using re-configured and re-tuned string Instruments.

Over several concerts in diverse areas of the country from Liverpool to London,  Newcastle to Brighton, audiences can expect to be part of a rich sonic experiment, and have the chance to hear extraordinary instruments where new tunings open a world for new harmonies and colours that have, until now, remained locked away un-played.

Veryan Weston - long term explorer of underused and ancient instruments and Jon Rose – re-builder and re-thinker of the instrumental properties of the Violin, have been collaborating for the last 10+ years creating recordings and concerts that re-invent possibilities of how instruments can sound, and who use altered tunings as a primary avenue for improvisation.

listen to: Temperament     &      Tunings and Tunes

They are inviting cellist Hannah Marshall - whose recent album Tulse Hill explores shifting de-tuned open string patterns, to join them in this collaboration.

Each Musician has written text giving some insight into the background of the tour and the music that will be made:

Veryan Weston: Burblings from the organ-hunter

Hannah Marshall: A Few Notes to Self

Jon Rose: A Question of Balance

Veryan Weston - Pipe organs

Jon Rose - Violin/strings

Hannah Marshall - Cello/strings

Sound and Music will be supporting the production and development of eleven tours in 2014/15, bringing new music to audiences around England of which the Tuning Out Tour is one such project.

Sound & Music state:

".... This is the largest and most diverse touring programme Sound and Music have developed to date, reflecting the broad and exciting nature of new music today. Nine of the tours are artist-led, reflecting Sound and Music’s growing role in championing and developing composers and artists to have more influence over how their work is made and presented".

Extract from a concert in Bossut - Belgium, home to an organ built in 1760.

Extract from ‘Tulse Hill’ - recorded in 2012 on Linear Obsessional label

Saint Mary's Church

61 St James's St

Brighton, East Sussex BN2 1PR

St. Mary the Virgin Church,

Main Street, Burrough on the Hill, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire

LE14 2JQ

Bluecoat School


Liverpool L15 9EE

The Shrine and Parish Church of All Saints

North Street

York YO1 5JD

St Silas

Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 1PG

St Matthew's Church

Carver Street, Sheffield S1 4FT

All Hallows-on-the-Wall,

83 London Wall,

London, EC2M 5ND

A UK wide tour of music exploring new territories in tuning using

tracker action pipe organs and re-tuned string instruments

10th-19th May 2014

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