• Edinburgh Fringe

Following their critically acclaimed 2014 Fringe debut, leading new music group Ensemble Thing return to Summerhall to perform John De Simone's powerful, moving new work, Independence. Blending Scottish and post-minimalist music with spoken word, Independence is an autobiographical exploration of cultural and personal identity in Scotland told from the perspective of its composer, an English-born Scottish-Italian whose grandfather, John MacCormick, was instrumental in the founding of the Scottish National Party. Supported by and Hope Scott Trust. Wonderfully powerful (Alan Cooper). Flawless playing ... One of the most memorable events in the festival (Pete Stollery, Chair of Sound Festival).