Recommended Age Guideline 12+

Ensemble Thing

Performed by cellist-composer Emily De Simone, systems_theory is a curated set of multimedia works reflecting the human impact on the world – from Thomas Butler’s Coordinates for Cello, where lines between performer and technology become blurred, to Emily and John De Simone’s Flow, where we break into imagined landscapes in response to Hannah Imlach’s film Fieldwork.

Through this journey we see Emily virtualised in Shona Mackay’s Tai Chi-inspired Cloud Hands, transfigured through Michael Gordon’s Light Is Calling, immersed in Josué Collado Fregoso’s piece Control, and woven into the fabric of Kate Moore’s Velvet.


Summerhall, Summerhall Pl, Edinburgh EH9 1PL
Tickets on sale now

August 15 - 21 | Online, on-demand

(60mins) | £10 / £8




Performed by cellist-composer Emily De Simone

systems_theory forms its narrative through the extraordinary music of Michael Gordon, Kate Moore, Emily De Simone and John De Simone, Thomas Butler, and Shona Mackay, and a contemplative artist film by Hannah Imlach.


“Brilliant contemporary classical music from Ensemble Thing”
The List on Replaceable Things.

“The music is excellent… the instrumentalists enhance the excitement at all the right times”
Edinburgh Festival Magazine for Jan Tait and the Bear.

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Summerhall Pl, Edinburgh EH9 1PL

  • Tickets on sale now
  • August 15 - 21 | Online, on-demand

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