Highland composer Alasdair Nicolson's String Quartet No. 3 (Slanting Rain) was premiered by The Edinburgh Quartet on Thu 12th November 2015 in the University Concert Hall.  The piece consisting of 6 short movements draws on the work of Portugese author Ferdinand Pessoa and the Gaelic song tradition and is dedicated to the composer's mother.

The programme for the concert is available as a PDF: McEwen Programme 2015.

The final movement of Slanting Rain - ‘into an abyss made of time’

Composer Alasdair Nicolson congratulates The Edinburgh Quartet following the premiere of Slanting Rain