Day and Weekend Passes available from 10am, Tuesday 13 February –

  • Spotlight on voice, electronics & improvisation, including British Afro-Caribbean vocalist Elaine Mitchener and leader of a Japanese experimental rock band, Koichi Makigami
  • 3 World Premieres & 3 UK Premieres with conductor Ilan Volkov and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (BBC SSO), including BBC Commissions by Jack Sheen and Charles Uzor
  • Award-winning composer and turntablist Mariam Rezaei performs the UK premiere of 6 scenes for turntables and orchestra, composed with Matthew Shlomowitz
  • Violinist Ilya Gringolts performs 2 UK premieres by composers Salvatore Sciarrino and Mirela Ivičević (I&I Foundation commission)
  • Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Kate Armitage and her four ‘favourite outcasts’ perform 6 improvisations in the Recital Room, asserting that “common sense will not prevail”

Tectonics Glasgow boldly marches into its second decade of experimentation and collaboration following a year when audiences were as strong and curious as ever. Tectonics co-curators Ilan Volkov (Principal Guest Conductor, BBC SSO) and Alasdair Campbell (Counterflows) say that’s largely down to the audience’s commitment to showing up with a thirst for discovery and surprises.

In 2024, the festival remains committed to pushing boundaries, blurring musical genres and celebrating the widest array of artists who are questioning what music can be. It is staged annually by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, with highlights featured on BBC Radio 3 and available to watch on the BBC SSO’s website. Artists from across the globe will join UK-based artists in Glasgow.