History

Edit-Point

Timothy Cooper

Nicolas Virgo

Matthew Whiteside

 History

Edit-Point was founded in 2010 by Timothy Cooper, Louise Rossiter and Matthew Whiteside. At the time we were postgraduate students in composition. The group was born out of a desire to present and perform electroacoustic music involving instruments, video, collaborative work and electroacoustic music.

In our first year we promoted and performed 9 concerts including performances at Glasgow’s City Halls, Sound Festival and Soundings…  We have continually presented ambitious programmes including performances of George Crumb Black Angels andcollaborating with the Cameo Clarinet Quartet amongst others. We even performed on an amplified Cactus accompanied by electronic sounds in Degrees of Separation: Grandchild of Tree by Paul Rudy.

Our concerts include performances by live instrumentalists and often feature special guests.  We have been very lucky to perform alongside (in order of appearance):

  • Robert Dow
  • Lydia Whittingham
  • Tom Poulson
  • Pete Stollery
  • David Jervis
  • Diana Salazar
  • Nicolas Virgo (before he was a member!)
  • Chandra Chapman
  • Jonathan Wettermark
  • Gildas Quartet
  • Cameo Clarinet Quartet
  • Alistair MacDonald

We are extremely fortunate to have been supported in our early endeavours by sound lab and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Their continuing support is allowing us to plan our programme for the future as we establish ourselves as a new artistic for Scotland.

Due to Louise embarking on a Doctorate in composition at De Monfort University Tim and Matthew recruited Nicolas Virgo as a third member from the group. Nicolas was a founding member of the Birmingham Electroacoustic Sound-Theatre and brings with him a wealth of experience in the planning and presentation of electroacoustic music events. We are all extremely excited about the projects we have lined up for 2013-2014 and look forward to sharing them with in the coming year.