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Three To See 2017: Three contemporary music shows

By | Published on Sunday 30 July 2017

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses helps you navigate the Festival with her Three To See tips. This time three recommended music shows.

XFRMR | The Leith Volcano | 22-26 Aug (pictured) 
This is a rather interesting science/art/music melange, in which artist Robbie Thomson uses the sonic capabilities of the Tesla coil to create an extraordinary work, synthesising sound waves that alter the frequency of the coil’s output to produce distorted tones and harsh percussive stabs. Fascinating.

Dangerous Women | SpaceTriplex | 21-26 Aug
There are lots and lots of acapella shows at the fringe, but if you’re a fan of acapella, or looking for a great family outing, then this troupe of singers – The Accidentals – should definitely be on your list, because they’ve a number of well reviewed, sell out Fringe shows behind them. You will definitely have a good time with this all-female, fun loving lot.

Martin Creed’s Words And Music | The Studio | 4-27 Aug
Another mash up of art and music, this time over at the Edinburgh International Festival, where artist, musician and Turner Prize-winner Martin Creed presents a “delightfully nonconformist” evening of “words, music and more”. Expect said evening to land somewhere between a contemporary music hall show and an art lecture, and to be punctuated by silliness, humour and subversion in the artist’s highly original style.