When we were curating the Chopin record, we asked Ross McRae, ex of Trundle Wheel, if he’d like to give us a track – he decided to do it with his band, Ensemble Thing. Ensemble Thing was formed by a group of composers at the then RSAMD (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) under the direction of John De Simone. The ensemble started off large with up to 40 performers delivering Scottish premieres of important new works. However over the years they have distilled to a core of six players comprising some of the most exciting and talented professional musicians currently based in Scotland who are committed to exploring and performing new music. Ensemble Thing regularly performs in Glasgow, the place it calls home.
Variations of Chopin