Sat 2 October 2021
Please note that this show has now moved to Mono, Glasgow. Original tickets remain valid for the new venue.
Igloo Ghost will now play at CCA instead.
One afternoon in late November, 2019, Argentinian cellist, composer and producer Sebastian Plano woke from a short nap in his Berlin apartment. Switching his phone on, he was overwhelmed by a tsunami of texts, and his inbox, too, was swamped with emails. Scrolling through them, he discovered each offered congratulations, but the reason remained a mystery. Finally, he stumbled on the first message, which explained the tributes: his most recent album, Verve, had been nominated for a Grammy.
If Plano was stunned when he grasped the announcement’s significance,
another surprise awaited him. 'I was grateful and flattered,' he grins,
before adding, 'but I definitely don’t make New Age music!' In
fairness, one of his work’s many strengths is that it’s unusually hard
to categorise, and those voting must simply have felt compelled, one way
or another, to recognise Verve’s considerable merits. But whatever
their reasoning, if his third album was indeed exceptional – a filigree
of gently stroked strings, rippling piano lines and eloquent
electronica, it exists in its own dimension, its melancholy swathed in
hope – Save Me Not, his fourth album, shifts things to a whole new
level. Recorded at nights in his Berlin studio, it finds him going to
unprecedented, even greater extremes to satisfy his urge to express
himself through the creation of ensemble music alone. 'I wanted', he
says, 'to see how far I could go.'
Please do not attend the gig if you are feeling unwell, and presenting with any Covid19 symptoms.
We encourage our audiences to use a lateral flow test before attending the gig.
Queuing for the gig will take place outside the venue (please dress for the weather and bring a brolly).
Face masks are mandatory for moving around the CCA venue, and encouraged throughout the performance.
Extra hand sanitizing is encouraged and hand sanitizing stations will be readily available throughout the venue.
Extra staff will be on hand throughout the event to ensure that we keep our visitors and staff as safe as possible.
CCA is currently operating with increased requirements due to Coronavirus. Masks and hand-sanitising are required throughout the building, and queueing for events will take place outside, so please dress for the weather. We ask that people attending events take a lateral flow test before visiting CCA. For more information, please see Venue Guidance.