The seas, coasts and oceans have inspired artists and composers throughout time, capturing the ocean's ever-shifting character in music. As part of the Heriot-Watt Year of the Sea, the University's New Music Ensemble will be creating a series of pieces to perform across the country. 

Heriot-Watt University's students and staff are involved in a wide range of musical activities, from classical and traditional Scottish to jazz and junk music. Our music groups have travelled to perform for audiences all over the country, from Orkney to Knoydart and from Skye to the Borders.

The Inchcolm New Music Ensemble (INME) is seen as the flagship of music making at Heriot-Watt, reflecting the cutting edge of science and technology for which Heriot-Watt is celebrated.

In 2018, the INME will be performing three concerts in Iona, Tobermory and Edinburgh, with compositions themed around our shores and cultural heritage. 

The performances will focus on the sea, its effect on the monks habitat on Inchcolm and the feeling of an island isolation chosen as a refuge to celebrate the glory of God. Further information will be available on the HWU events pages.