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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 [...]

Aberdeen International Youth Festival

Friday 25 July until Saturday 2 August Aberdeen International Youth Festival (AIYF) this year sees more than 1000 talented young people from across the Globe, and closer to home, come together to produce a diverse programme of dance, jazz, opera, orchestral, theatre and choral. The young people collaborate and celebrate their often diverse cultures and will put [...]

Job Vacancy: Freelance p/t Festival Coordinator

sound, Scotland’s festival of new music, is seeking to appoint a freelance Festival Coordinator from approximately mid to late August to mid-November. The Festival Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the logistics and smooth running of the 2014 sound festival which takes place from the 23rd October to the 10th November. The successful candidate will [...]

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 [...]

Echo Chamber Ensemble call for scores

Echo Chamber Ensemble would like to call for new scores to be submitted (max 5mins) and 1 or 2 of the pieces will be selected to be premiered in their recital at St Mary’s Church, Inverurie during the sound festival on Saturday 23 November. There is no age limit, anyone can send a piece so [...]

SCRATCH

A series of sound and image workshops that will introduce participants to the traditions of handmade, found, and recycled cinemas. £20 for 2 workshops; £25 for 3 workshops / £10 for 2; £12 for 3 (students). Participants are advised to attend a minimum of 2 workshops Screenings are free and open to the public. Age: [...]

Aberdeen Humming

A public sound installation Seventeen Belmont Street, Aberdeen “Is there a song that reminds you of your childhood?” “Yes!” “Great, could you hum it for me please?” We are asking people to come along and hum a song which reminds them of their childhood in the Humming Booth at Seventeen Belmont Street, Aberdeen’s 2017 City [...]

“The Garden” to go on tour!

Last year sound commissioned a new opera “The Garden” which was premiered in a flat in Aberdeen as part of our ‘Out of the Box’ site-specific new opera season in October 2012. Other operas premiered that weekend included Gareth Williams’s “Last One Out”, performed in a lighthouse, Pippa Murphy’s “Bolted”, performed in a stables, and [...]

Re:Sound, an Opera about sounds

Over the past couple of months composers / sound artists / musicians Duncan Chapman and Isabel Jones have been working with pupils at Banchory School, Hill of Banchory School and Strachan School. Inspired by their favourite sound in the world that isn’t a musical instrument or piece of music, the pupils have been helping us [...]