The work is a new composition for solo violin and string ensemble. It celebrates George Mackay Brown on his centenary, written 100 years since the Orcadian poet’s birth. Originally from Stromness, as a solo artist, Cooper has released five acclaimed studio albums, including a trilogy of work inspired by his childhood home, as well as themes of nature, people, place and time. His work combines field recordings with traditional orchestral and contemporary electronic elements.

This will be Cooper’s first performance in Orkney and the Scottish premiere of the finished piece.  For this performance he is joined by renowned violinst Freya Goldmark and the eminent Edinburgh Quartet.