Music and Film at Concorde

Concorde Hangar, National Museum of Flight

Fri 16 Sept 8.30pm

Red Note Ensemble

Duration approx. 1 hour 30 Minutes

Vox Balaenae (Voice of the Whale)
Workers Union


Half price concession is for children and students in full time education

This is a promenade event


Photo credit: Robin C Mitchell

The Concorde Hangar is the stunning setting for a concert in which visual images join music to spectacular effect.

Edgard Varese’s Deserts (1954) is a monumental work which explores the inner deserts of the mind as well as of land and sea.Varese’s powerful music is accompanied by a film specially created by the visionary American video artist Bill Viola.

George Crumb’s mesmerizingly beautiful and ritualistic Vox Balaenae, inspired by the singing of humpback whales, is followed by Louis Andriessen’s hypnotic, super-dynamic Workers Union, with a brand new film commissioned from Scottish filmmakers Eggbox.

Red Note Advanced Academy brings senior students from major European conservatoires, including Paris, to work alongside Red Note musicians in this thrilling and unique promenade event.


"Red Note's latest appearance, as part of the City of London Festival, confirms that they are a very special group of musicians indeed... they displayed finesse, sensitivity, and - most of all - a level of concentrated energy which caused the music to rip through the air like a rocket burning its way through the Earth's atmosphere."

The Guardian

Concorde Hangar, National Museum of Flight

The National Museum of Flight is part of the National Museums of Scotland. The museum is housed in the original wartime buildings of RAF East Fortune which is one of the best preserved wartime airfields in the UK.

The hangar housing Concorde G-BOAA includes a display on the history of this fascinating aircraft as well as parts of other passenger aircraft.

Concorde Hangar, National Museum of Flight


Concorde Hangar, National Museum of Flight
EH39 5LF

Getting there by bus

No evening bus service

Getting there by train

Edinburgh to North Berwick service every hour. Nearest station is Drem – 4 miles.

Getting there by car

From Edinburgh: follow the A1 south exit at Abbotsview Junction. Take second exit from roundabout onto A199 for East Linton. After approximately 2.5 miles, turn left onto B1347 and follow the signs for the National Museum of Flight.

From the south: follow the A1 north to Thistlycross Roundabout. Take second exit to East Linton. At Beltonford Roundabout take second exit onto A199 for East Linton. After approximately 6 miles, turn right onto B1347 and follow the signs for the National Museum of Flight.



Free parking in marked parking bays. Several designated disabled spaces outside venue.


Tarmac and grass.

Induction Loop:

Good male/female provision plus adapted toilet for disabled.

Wheelchair Access:

Level access from car park into venue.

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