Displaced Sounds: The Night With… Emma Lloyd


August 19


08:00 pm - 09:30 pm


St. John's Scottish Episcopal Church

1A Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2AB

Edinburgh, Edinburgh, GB, EH1 2AB

Just Festival is delighted to have partnered with The Night With for the first time! In this concert of solo violin and electronics, electronically affected sounds blur with natural effects of the building’s reverb, giving an aural impression of displacement to the listener.

The Night With… is a new music organisation based in Glasgow presenting salon style concerts of interesting music in intimate, informal venues across Scotland and further afield. Run by composer and electronic performer Matthew Whiteside, it provides development and commissioning opportunities for young and emerging composers.

In 2020 it won the SMIA Award for Creative Programming at the Scottish Awards for New Music for the 2019 season and Timothy Cooper’s …shadows that in darkness dwell…, commissioned for the 2019 season, was shortlisted at the Ivors Academy Composer Awards. We are also shortlisted in the Award for Recording of New Music at the Scottish Awards for New Music 2021.

Emma Lloyd is an international performer, improviser, composer, and artist. She performs as a soloist and in small ensembles, working often with live electronics, and collaborating regularly with composers. In addition to the modern set-up, she plays a baroque violin and performs both baroque and contemporary music written specifically for this instrument.

As an improviser, Emma’s performance tends to be quiet and intimate in nature, exploring the innate timbral qualities of the violin, and discovering some of the often hidden sounds that can be found with her unique combination of technique and tools.

Ensembles include KUBOV, a violin/electronic duo with Jess Aslan, a duo with pianist Karin Schistek, violin/viola duo Deux Mèches with Rachel Koblyakov, and violin/cello/electronics duo with Justyna Jablonska.