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.

A full programme note and composer and performer biographies can be found in the McEwen concert 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