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Made in Aberdeen commission for sound and DanceLive

For their 2015 festivals, DanceLive and sound will jointly commission a number of new works for dance and new music. One of these will be a “Made in Aberdeen” commission. Brief To write a new work for dance and new music of between 20-40 minutes long that is “made” in Aberdeen. “Made” means rehearsed and […]

The Herald: ‘Composers express anger at funding cut for music festival’

Festival 2014 blog: Pete Stollery, chair of sound ‘Halfway through…’

OK – so we’re just over half-way through this year’s festival and it’s fair to say that it’s been an interesting couple of weeks… What an amazing start to our 10th anniversary festival – Colin Currie and Fabiana Galante/Luis Conde both performing to capacity audiences in the Cowdray Hall and then the following evening, premieres from Red […]

New Music Scotland Mapping Report

Earlier this year, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and New Music Scotland received an Innovation Voucher from SFC Interface Scotland to fund a mapping project for new music activity in Scotland. The aims were simple: find out where new music is taking place – and also where it isn’t – and collate the results on […]

Aberdeen Harp Project

Welcome to the Aberdeen Harp Project, an initiative of sound supported by the northeast branch of The Clarsach Society. This project came about following discussions around the lack of available new music for lever harp players of intermediate standard. We decided quite simply to commission new pieces form established composers that would somehow stretch players […]

Special 2 for 1 ticket offer – limited time only!

As we’re celebrating 10 years of sound this year we’re running a special 2 for 1 anniversary ticket offer through Aberdeen Box Office on sound promoted and co-promoted events during the festival! All you have to do is quote ‘SOUNDOFFER’ when buying your tickets. And if you’ve already bought a ticket you can claim another […]

NMC Music Map

TAKE A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY INTO THE WORLD OF CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL MUSIC The Music Map is an interactive tool allowing you to explore the relationships between composers, their influences and their work. Like music itself, these connections can be subjective and those shown here offer a view drawn from within the NMC team. NMC welcome […]

Time Out mini-residency for composers

New Music Scotland invites applications for Time Out – a residential peer-to-peer support opportunity for composers. This is a 2-day professional development opportunity for composers. Composers are often by the nature of their work somewhat isolated, with few opportunities for interaction with other composers or for continuing professional development. The aim of this course is […]

Glasshouse: Contemporary Art, Craft & Design Fair

Artists and designers from across Scotland will showcase their high-quality products at a specialist fair in Westhill to celebrate the town’s thriving reputation for innovation and excellence. The unique setting of a greenhouse on the outskirts of the town’s international subsea campus will be the unconventional location for the GLASSHOUSE event on March 22 and […]

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soundlab rehearsal Sun 20 Oct

sound invites musicians in the NE to come along to ‘soundlab‘, a newly formed contemporary music group led by clarinettist Joanna Nicholson. The group will be getting together for a rehearsal this Sunday in anticipation of a performance in Newton Dee on Sat 9 Nov during sound festival. These rehearsals will look at contemporary pieces some […]