Studio Guests -Iain Copeland and Zoltán Lantos -Tues 5 Nov 8-10 pm on Travels With My Auntie Liz
Zoltán – Iain & Liz
Iain Copeland and Zoltán Lantos popped into the studio to speak to Auntie Liz on Tues 5 Nov 8-10pm – there were no fireworks – just some fantastic new music that they have been recording this week with the full band SUTRA – Born out of the Barátok gig in Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow, September 2016, Sutra is the latest collaboration between Hungarian Violinist Zoltan Lantos and Scottish musician Iain Copeland. Their new Album will be released soon and they are touring it in the Autumn of 2020 – gigs not to be missed
This talented duo are also up at Plockton for a three day workshop culminating with a concert at Plockton on Sat 9 Nov 2019 – again not to be missed – tickets on the door – more information regarding the group are at Skye Records
About the duo
Iain is best known as a musician, artist, designer, musical director and producer. He has played with a wide range of bands such as The Peatbog Faeries, Session A9, The Unusual Suspects, Sketch and Babelfish and has produced albums for The Peatbog Faeries, Ewan Macpherson, Pipedown, Andy Thorburn and Sandy Wright among others.
As a session musician, Iain has played with the Supremes, The Shirelles, The Crystals (of Motown Fame) He spent 6/7 years with the pit band in the Pavilion in Glasgow where he played and supported many of Scotland’s best known artists.
Iain has successfully toured throughout the UK, across Europe, in North America, the Far East and Australia. He has set up many bands, jazz clubs, music festivals, recorded and produced CDs, set up Braevalla Press to publish books, has been instrumental in setting up radio stations, supported the development of young musicians and artists, worked on community projects and has worked as a tutor in prison. Iain runs his own recording studio in Dunvegan on Skye where he is currently finalising production by artists recently signed to his record label Skye Records. The most recent being his production on Yoko Pwno’s second album!
Is a stunning violinist who is at home in musical cultures from across the globe — but has forged a sonic language all his own. He appeared on the Eastern-European jazz scene while studying at the Music Academy in his hometown, Budapest. But shortly after earning his degree in classical violin, Zoltán embarked on a remarkable musical journey. Drawn to experimental and eastern music, he travelled to India in 1985 to study classical Indian music. There, the “biology” of a single note — the life of the inner, unheard and unplayed sound (“Anahata Swara”) is of the utmost importance. In India he discovered what became the focal point of his musical life: the experience of existing in a living moment, the art of improvisation.
They met originally whilst playing in a collaboration between Session A9 and world renowned percussionist Trilok Gurtu at Perth Theatre in 2008 – Barátok – Hungarian for ‘Friends’ or ‘Kindred’ – a collaboration between Hungarian Violinist Zoltán Lantos and Scottish musician Iain Copeland.