Scarista Wave (c) Beka Globe

 source to sea

To follow a drop of water from source to sea,

To know its journey,

its music.

Scarista wave (c) Beka Globe

WATER MUSIC source to sea is a musical imagining of the journey taken by a raindrop as it travels along Scotland’s waterways. Field recordings, new commissions and existing works by Bach and contemporary classical and folk composers combine to create a sonic immersion in one of Scotland’s most iconic natural resources. Bold photography from Beka Globe’s Land, Sea and Sky collection forms a dramatic backdrop to this project and to our live performances


  • New commissions by Timothy Cooper, Mairearad Green, Lisa Robertson, Stuart MacRae and Alex South alongside music by J.S Bach, David Fennessy, Alastair Savage and Chris Stout. Full programme details here.


  • A studio recording of WATER MUSIC source to sea will be available to stream in 2022

  • We are excited to be collaborating with film maker Louise Mathers to create short films    visually embedding our commissioned music in the landscape it depicts.


  • Watch out for details of our Water Music outdoor sonic trails coming in 2022! 

  • We look forward to delivering workshops in schools along the rivers Clyde and Tay as part of this project, and to launching an exciting new online resource for young people focussed on musical/environmental themes.

  • To watch a performance from Glasgow University filmed as a livestream during COP26 click here


WATER MUSIC source to sea aims to catch and contribute to the momentum of

Visit Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters and COP 26 in Glasgow.

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