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Distil Scratch Day September 2014

Distil held our first Scratch Day in LoFi Studios, Glasgow on September 16th 2014. Five composers Neil McDermott, Alasdair Paul, Grainne Brady, Emma Tomlinson and Tina Rees wrote/arranged a piece for our distil ensemble featuring drums. The idea of the day was that the composers scored music for drums using Dave Milligan's drum tutorial. The drums were played by Alyn Cosker and … [Read More...]

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Hungarian music resources

We have been very lucky at Distil to have had some amazing workshop leaders from all over the world. Twice Mihály Borbély has come over from Hungary to work with Sc … [Read More...]

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Hungarian music resources

We have been very lucky at Distil to have had some amazing workshop leaders from all over the world. Twice Mihály Borbély has come over from Hungary to work with Scottish musicians. It's always amazing to see him move with the music - all these different time s … [Read More...]

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I’ve always wanted to write for drums!

I've always wanted to write for drums. Unfortunately there never seems to be the time (rightly or probably wrongly) to learn how to do it correctly. What usually happens is when I get to rehearsal I say to the drummer I want this kind of groove (no paper) and … [Read More...]