Armistice Day is often associated with silence but at 15:00 on Sunday 10th November, The Sir Duncan Rice Library will be filled with sound as part of a new act of remembrance.
Staff and students at The Sir Duncan Library will join with musicians around the world as part of the #iPlay4Peace initiative.
Musicians will perform a new composition by Anthony White, a second year music student from the University of Aberdeen, as one of three new works to be performed by a global orchestra coming together in unison to mark the end of the First World War and the ongoing struggle for peace. Anthony White’s composition, ‘Battling for Peace’, has been chosen together with new pieces by Aberdeen fiddler Paul Anderson and London-based musician and composer Clare Paddi Salters.
#iPlay4Peace is a global initiative to create a new and lasting form of Remembrance. The project is the brainchild of University of Aberdeen senior lecturer Neil McLennan and Scottish fiddler Thoren Ferguson and utilises new online interactive technology supported by Edinburgh Napier University to enable musicians to perform in real time together, wherever they are based.
On Sunday the Edinburgh Chamber Orchestra will perform at Edinburgh Napier University’s historic Craiglockhar and musicians from as far afield as America to Asia and from Shetland to South Africa will join in online. The Sir Duncan Rice Library performance is part of this global collaboration.
On Sunday there will also be a performance of Paul Anderson’s ‘Winning the Peace’ in the Chapel as part of the University’s Service of Remembrance, by Aberdeen student and musician Clara-Jane Maunder.