"a powerful musical portrayal of the natural world’s transitions throughout the year [...] Scottish Ensemble’s invigorating portrayal of Vivaldi’s music in such a new artistic environment, coupled with Anna Meredith’s dynamic, driven compositions remind us that the natural world is not just a thing of beauty, but a powerful force to be reckoned with."
"Anno blends her classical and club personas and proves that the fusion can work. It helps that the Scottish Ensemble attacks it all with such nimble, kinetic energy, and that Eleanor’s visuals are such eloquent counterparts. Her animated watercolours, projected on to massive screens surrounding musicians and audience, are playful, redolent and occasionally menacing."
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"Italian baroque met techno in Anna Meredith’s reworking of Vivaldi, and the marriage was most entertaining, especially if you went with the flow"
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"thoroughly original, offbeat and exciting [...] Jonathan Morton invested his Vivaldi solos with fieriest of virtuoso sprit, and drew the same from the strings as a whole - amplified by their progressive movement around the performance space. We all came out invigorated and smiling, Vivaldi included."
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An inspired and fruitful fusion
Vaults between pastoral pomp and Meredith’s trademarks
traverses genre-boundaries without so much as a downwards glance