Tullis Russell Mills on award shortlist for Wallace work

Tuesday 30 January 2018

After the very successful, sell-out performance of De Profundis last summer at the East Neuk Festival, the members of the Tullis Russell Mills Band were pleased to learn that the new music they played has been shortlisted for the RCS Award for Community/Education Project of the Year at the forthcoming Scottish Awards for New Music.

De Profundis, written by John Wallace CBE, was based on the 19th century plain chant hymn by Sir Henry Walford Davies and included spoken poetry, bird song, valve clicks and multi-phonic sounds.

The shortlist for the RCS Award for Community/Education Project of the Year is:

Kaleidoscope – The Cumnock Tryst / Scottish Ensemble / Colin Currie / Drake Music Scotland

Sonic Bothy – Sonic Bothy

De Profundis – East Neuk Festival / The Wallace Collection / Tullis Russell Mills Band

New Music Makers – Red Note Ensemble

The winners will be announced on Wednesday 7 March at Drygate in Glasgow at the Scottish Awards for New Music.

A band spokesperson commented: "Just being shortlisted is another excellent accolade for the Tullis Russell Mills Band at a time of major organisational change and rebuilding. Should the band win the award it would be a huge boost as the band will be in Perth four days later taking part in Scotland's premier contest as Fife’s only Championship Section Band."

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