Dobrinka Tabakova: PULSE

Dobrinka Tabakova: PULSE

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PULSE, commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society, brings together British/Bulgarian composer Dobrinka Tabakova and Scottish film-maker Ruth Paxton to create a new score and film. Taking the ideas of ‘pulse’ and ‘place’, this collaboration pairs Tabakova’s rich musical language with Paxton’s bold film-making to create a piece that explores the energy and diversity of life in a modern city and the driving forces behind how different societies and cultures mix. 

‘This chance to promote classical music to new audiences when the spotlight’s on Glasgow is fantastic.  Supporting composers and creativity in new music is at the heart of our work. To bring two dynamic young artists together and to celebrate the spirit of the Commonwealth Games is a thrilling prospect.’ Royal Philharmonic Society

PULSE was commissioned by the Royal Philharmonic Society.

Rolf Hind piano
Richard Uttley piano
Richard Benjafield percussion
George Barton percussion
Robert Campion gamelan
Isabelle Carré gamelan



‘Dobrinka Tabakova’s Pulse confirmed the talent of this young British composer: one to watch.’ The Observer


Produced with the support of partners and funders:


Recorded by Andrew Keener and Simon Eadon for the Royal Philharmonic Society at the Warehouse, London on 20 October 2013

Catalogue number: NMC DL201415
Release Date: 25 August 2014