We draw on our heritage from the contemporary music tradition to deliver innovative and exciting music projects to people of all ages, engaging diverse groups of people in the creation and performance of new work. Initially one of the leading contemporary music ensembles in Scotland, Paragon has evolved over the last 30 years and now runs a highly dynamic music and dance programme.
We commission new works by Scottish and International composers and will shortly be featuring a new composition by Pippa Murphy in our upcoming Torque production. You will find some of our most recent projects here.
Please take a look through our archive of selected projects below by year, or choose from our portfolio categories:
Selected projects 2010
Selected projects 2005 - 2009
Selected projects 2000 - 2004
Make Music Move
12.02.2011 - 17.02.2011
Paragon and Caroline Bowditch, Scottish Dance Theatre's Agent for Change, work with young people with physical impairment in a mixed ability setting, creating new music and dance pieces.
Songs of Seals
Sabhal Mor Ostaig, isle of Skye
Of all mammals, the seal has a larynx most like that of humans (don't say we never teach you anything). This was the inspiration for composer Emily Doolittle’s remarkable and intriguing piece of music written exclusively for Paragon which was performed by Paragon Ensemble and young singers from Voice Factory more...
Make It Live!
06.01.2011 - 21.04.2011
Paragon and Scotland's leading Hip Hop Artists, Tigerstyle
assisted young adults to make urban music using new technology and composing their own music for live musicians. more...
Songs of Seals
CCA, Glasgow and Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Skye
The first performance of this new commission from the Canadian composer, Emily Doolittle, was given by Paragon Ensemble and Voice Factory on 26 October 2011 at the CCA in Glasgow. The piece is set to a Gaelic text created by poet Rody Gorman and is narrated by Wilma Kennedy and more...