Ear to the Ground Scotland

Stuart MacRae: Ursa Minor

April 20, 2022

Born in Inverness in 1976, Stuart MacRae has established himself as one of the most distinctive of contemporary composers. Stuart’s music has been performed at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the BBC Proms and the Edinburgh International Festival, by ensembles including the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Scottish Ensemble and London Sinfonietta. Often inspired by aspects of natural landscape, Stuarts music draws on various strands of European modernism including the music of Stravinsky, Carter, Xenakis and most significantly, Maxwell Davies.


I am Prometheus

Ursa Minor

Cladonia bellidiflora

Dark Liquid

With special thanks to performers:

Hebrides Ensemble


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