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Call for singers: perform a new work for a community choir at this year’s sound festival!

Dear Singers! Opportunity for local singers to perform a new work at this year’s sound festival! sound, Scotland’s Festival of New Music, seeks singers to join a community choir who will rehearse and perform a newly commissioned work by locally based composer, Dr Phillip Cooke, entitled By Reason of Darkness. This new work is specifically […]

New Music Scotland: SHOWCASE CALL: “In Cahoots”

New Music Scotland SHOWCASE CALL: “In Cahoots” New Music Scotland is hosting “In Cahoots”, a Conference on collaborations between new music and other art forms on the 23rd and 24th October 2015 in Aberdeen during the sound festival. Within the Conference there will be curated performances and showings of new collaborative work, and there will […]

Press Release: sound festival commission selected for Made in Scotland 2015

The Garden, a work created by Zinnie and John Harris, to be featured in prestigious showcase   The Garden, a work commissioned by the sound Festival from Zinnie and John Harris for its critically-acclaimed “Out of the Box” opera weekend, has been selected for the prestigious Made in Scotland showcase it was confirmed 20 May […]

Job Opportunity: New Music Scotland Network Coordinator

New Music Scotland is seeking to appoint a freelance Network Coordinator from July/August 2015 to 31st March 2016. The Network Coordinator’s role is to support New Music Scotland in all aspects of the organisations’ day-to-day running and long-term management, including but not limited to: event organisation, project management, network coordination, marketing and PR, budgeting and […]

Become part of the Youth Music freelance team at Aberdeen Performing Arts

Aberdeen Performing Arts have a very exciting opportunity for early years music specialists to become part of their Youth Music freelance team. They’re looking to recruit lead tutors for their Imagine! classes for age 2 – 4 and their Explore! classes for P1 – 3 from September 2015 to run classes on a Saturday afternoon. […]

Request for Website Tender Proposals

Suitably qualified organisations or individuals are invited to tender for the contract to design a website for sound. The primary function of the website is to share information on the festival, its events, associated artists and composers, workshops, talks, projects, news and resources. Without wishing to be too prescriptive at this stage, sound would like […]

Shmu is recruiting!

Aberdeen Festivals

A major new cultural initiative was launched in Aberdeen in September 2014 called Aberdeen Festivals. Made up of nine of the city’s most successful festivals, the collective has joined forces to work together promoting Aberdeen’s distinctive festivals at a local, national and international level. The festivals that make up the new cultural driving force are: […]

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 […]