Henry Northmore picks some of the best music shows to check out in week one of the festival

FIVE TELEGRAMS EIF’s opening event is another spectacular mix of sound, light and music featuring a newly commissioned score composed by Anna Meredith and digital projections from 59 Productions. This year’s event commemorates the Great War inspired by the telegrams soldiers sent home in 1918. See feature, page 23. Festival Square, 3 Aug, 10.30pm, free but ticketed. WEE DUB X MUNGO’S HI-FI FRINGE SESSION Two of Scotland’s finest purveyors of dub join forces for a mighty roots, bass and reggae session. Featuring Mungos Hi-Fi Sound System, Mr Williamz, Tom Spirals, Escape Roots and Breezak. La Belle Angele, 3 Aug, 11.30pm, £8–£12.

CLAUDIO SIMONETTI’S GOBLIN Claudio Simonetti and Goblin wrote the music for some of the most startling and visceral horror films of the 70s and 80s. Here they play a live soundtrack to screenings

of Dario Argento’s masterpiece Suspiria and, in a change to the programme, a greatest hits set. For an interview with Simonetti, see list. co.uk. Summerhall, 5 Aug, 5.30pm (Suspiria) & 8.20pm (Greatest Hits), 6 Aug 5.30pm (Greatest Hits) & 8.50pm (Suspiria), £26.

RON DAVIS’ SYMPHRONICA Pianist and composer Ron Davis fuses his love of jazz and classical into a new and unique hybrid. A rich accessible mix harnessing the rhythms and complexity of the orchestra, the energy of jazz with a dash of rock and pop. Stockbridge Church, 3 & 4, 17 Aug, 5pm, £15 (£12); Scottish Arts Club, 8, 10, 16, 18 Aug, 9pm, £15 (£12); Leith Depot, 8pm, 13–15 Aug, £12 (£10). SIEGFRIED Big explosive opera in the third instalment of Wagner’s epic Ring Cycle. A tale of myths and magic starring US soprano Christine Goerke as Valkyrie Brünnhilde, New Zealand tenor Simon O’Neill as Siegfried and Scottish bass-baritone Iain Paterson as Wanderer. Usher Hall, 8 Aug, 4.30pm, £20–£60.

Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin

HENDRIX AND US Aki Remally is one of Edinburgh’s most renowned jazz funk guitarists. Here he pays tribute to the guitar stylings of one of his heroes, rock legend Jimi Hendrix, with help from Trio HLK and The Hidden Orchestra. Jazz Bar, 8, 10, 13 & 14, 20 Aug, 10pm, £10 (£8).

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