Five Things to see at The Hub Sessions
- Kirstyn Smith
- 30 July 2015
This article is from 2015
Featuring Anna Calvi, King Creosote and Chilly Gonzales
Seeing as it's the first year of Edinburgh International Festival's Russian Standard Vodka Hub Sessions, we decided to round-up the must-see acts of 2015.
Chilly Gonzales feat. Kaiser Quartett
He's done alt.rock as a member of Son, produced albums for Peaches and Feist and is part of Berlin hip hoppers Puppetmastaz. Here, Gonzales turns his considerable multi-talent to reimagining classical music in accessible and exciting ways, bringing in elements of rap and pop, in a new project with Kaiser Quartett, Chambers.
8 & 9 Aug, 9.30pm, £25
From Scotland with Love: King Creosote
Footage from the Scottish Screen Archive showing the country in its retro, tweet, raw glory – Virginia Heath's documentary takes in love, loss, resistance, migration, work and play, with a soundtrack from Kenny Anderson, aka eclectic indie folk troubadour King Creosote.
14 & 15 Aug, 10.30pm & 9.30pm respectively, £25
Anna Calvi and Heritage Orchestra
Dark and romantic alt.rock is Anna Calvi's forte, but teamed with Heritage Orchestra, known for being just as innovative and eclectic as Calvi herself, there's a different aural aesthetic. The classical leanings of Heritage Orchestra mixed with Calvi's theatricalities creates an orchestral version of her recent hits.
18–20 Aug, 10.30pm, £25
The Scottish singer-songwriter is a bit enigmatic, having taken up residence among the hip folks of Berlin to trail his musical blaze. Luckily, he's coming back to show off his multi-talented multi-instrumentalism (as seen on the soundtrack to Sam Mendes' Away We Go, doncha know?).
27 Aug, 9.30pm, £25
Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry and The National's Bryce Dessner get together with The Scottish Chamber Orchestra for Wave Movements, work composed directly to the rhythms of real waves complements Hiroshi Sugimoto's film comprising a series of 1980s seascape photos.
28 Aug, 9.15pm, £25
The Hub Sessions, The Hub, 473 2000, throughout Aug.