The Night With… Live Vol One


Released on 6th March, 2020.

The Night With… Live Vol. One is a double live CD featuring a selection of works performed during The Night With… 2019.

Album includes Terry Riley’s In C, Linda Buckley’s Oscillate, John Dowland’s Flow My Tears and Matthew Grouse’s Daily Rituals performed by Ensemble 1604, the Hermes Experiment, Garth Knox and Duo van Vliet.

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Track List Disc One

Disc One [58:48]

1-5: Garth Knox: Cinq Petites Entropies

Perf. Garth Knox

  1. Parallèles
  2. Parade
  3. Pluie
  4. Passerelle
  5. Passacaille

6: Adam Porębski: ReVerse 2

Perf. Duo van Vliet

7: John Dowland: Flow My Tears

Perf. Ensemble 1604

8-10: Timothy Cooper: …shadows that in darkness dwell…

Perf. Ensemble 1604

  1. I. Flow
  2. II. Fled
  3. III. Darkness

11-14: Ruari Paterson-Achenbach: to sleep on it

Perf. The Hermes Experiment

  1. how has a person important to you made you feel today?
  2. tracing
  3. the words mean –
  4. music for someone you love

15: Garth Knox: Medieval Fantasy

Perf. Garth Knox

Track List Disc Two

Disc Two [72:36]

1: Linda Buckley: Oscillate

Perf. Duo van Vliet

2: Matthew Whiteside: Solo for Viola D’amore and Electronics

Perf. Garth Knox

3-5: Matthew Grouse: Daily Rituals

Perf. The Hermes Experiment

  1. I. Autopilot (excerpt from letter F)
  2. II. Verisimilitude
  3. III. and what do you do after that?

6: Nora Marazaite: I Said

Perf. Garth Knox

7: William Byrd: In Nomine

Perf. Ensemble 1604

8: Terry Riley: In C

Perf. Ensemble 1604


Duo van Vliet are an accordion and viola duo, comprising Rafał Łuc (accordion) and Ian Anderson (viola). They began playing together in January 2011 while they were both students at the Royal Academy of Music, London. Their love of contemporary music led them to name themselves after the late, great Don van Vliet, better known by his avant-garde rock persona, Captain Beefheart. In their inaugural year they reached the final of the Royal Over-Seas League Chamber Music Competition in London, and since then have dedicated themselves to expanding the viola and accordion repertoire. They make a point of commissioning as many composers as possible to write for them, and have a long list of desired future collaborations, time- and funding-allowing.

Recent highlights include the release of their debut album, Lachrymae ReVisited, on Orchid Classics (made possible by generous support from Creative Scotland, Help Musicians UK, Pigini Accordions, and many of their friends, family, colleagues); performing Georg Friedrich Haas’ double concerto for viola, accordion and chamber ensemble, “….”, with the Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej (New Music Orchestra), Katowice; their recital at St. Magnus Festival, Orkney, which was recorded for broadcast on BBC Radio 3; and their debut recital at the National Forum of Music, Wrocław, which included 3 world premieres commissioned by the duo.


Formed in 2019, Ensemble 1604 began our collaboration working on a new composition by Timothy Cooper composed for Rory McCleery (counter-tenor), László Rózsa (recorders), Lucia Capellaro (baroque cello) and Alex McCartney (theorbo) and electronics (Timothy Cooper) commissioned by Matthew Whiteside’s The Night With… As a group we explore the contemporary performance of early music with a historical sensibility. We find new ways to frame and explore historical musical material through new compositions and improvisation that plays on and celebrates the playful, dextrous and emotive musical styles of the renaissance and the baroque.



Garth Knox was born in Ireland and spent his childhood in Scotland. He studied with Frederic Riddle at the Royal College of Music in London where he won several prizes for viola and for chamber music. Thereafter he played with most of the leading groups in London in a mixture of all repertoires, from baroque to contemporary music.

In 1983 he was invited by Pierre Boulez to become a member of the Ensemble InterContemporain in Paris, which involved regular solo playing, including concertos directed by Pierre Boulez, and chamber music, touring widely and playing in international festivals.

In 1990 Garth Knox joined the Arditti String Quartet, which led him to play in all the major concert halls of the world, working closely with and giving first performances of pieces by most of today’s leading composers including Ligeti, Kurtag, Berio, Xenakis, Lachenmann, Cage, Feldman and Stockhausen (the famous“Helicopter Quartet”).

In 1998, Garth Knox left the quartet to concentrate on his solo career. As a soloist, he has given premieres by Henze (the Viola Sonata is dedicated to him), Ligeti, Schnittke, Ferneyhough, James Dillon, George Benjamin and many others. He also collaborates regularly in theatre and dance projects, and has written and performed a one-man show for children.

He has recently become a pioneer of the viola d’amore, exploring its possibilities in new music, with and without electronics, and is in the process of creating a new repertoire for this instrument.

Garth Knox now lives in Paris, where he enjoys a full time solo career, giving recitals, concertos and chamber music concerts all over Europe, the USA and Japan. He is also an active composer, and his «Viola Spaces », the first phase of an on-going series of concert studies for strings (published in 2010 by Schott) combines ground-breaking innovation in string technique with joyous pleasure in the act of music making. The pieces have been adopted and performed by young string players all over the world.

Garth Knox is International Visiting Professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

The Hermes Experiment are winners of the Royal Over-Seas League Mixed Ensemble Competition 2019, Tunnell Trust Awards 2017, Nonclassical’s Battle of the Bands 2014, Making Music Selected Artists 2019/20 and Park Lane Group Young Artists 2015/16, The Hermes Experiment is a contemporary quartet made up of harp, clarinet, voice and double bass. Capitalising on their deliberately idiosyncratic combination of instruments, the ensemble regularly commissions new works, as well as creating their own innovative arrangements and venturing into live free improvisation. The ensemble has commissioned over 50 composers at various stages of their careers. They were shortlisted in the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards 2019 in the Young Artists Category.

Recent highlights include performances at Wigmore Hall, BBC Radio 3 Open Ear at LSO St Luke’s, Tallinn Music Week, St Petersburg’s Sound Ways Festival, Southbank Centre, Kings Place and Spitalfields Festival. The Hermes Experiment were one of the showcase artists the Classical NEXT Conference 2019. In January 2019, they celebrated their fifth birthday with a concert supported by Arts Council England and RVW Trust, and recorded for BBC Radio 3.

The quartet has received funding from Arts Council England, Aldeburgh Music, the RVW Trust, Hinrichsen Foundation, Britten-Pears Foundation, Future of Russia Foundation, Oleg Prokofiev Trust, Nicholas Boas Charitable Trust, PRS for Music Foundation and Help Musicians UK.


Product Info

Recorded live between August and December 2019 in the Hug and Pint, Glasgow, and the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Recording Engineers: Timothy Cooper & Alex Fiennes

Mixed and Mastered: Timothy Cooper

Design: Hlavi

Produced: Matthew Whiteside & Timothy Cooper

Disc manufactured by Disc Wizards

Created with the support of:

Creative Scotland, NI Arts Council, PRS Foundation, RVW Trust, Fenton Arts Trust, Hugh Fraser Foundation

A TNW Music Production

TNW Music is the record label for The Night With… (SC048739)


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