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 […]

Press Release: sound awarded project funding from Creative Scotland for 2015-2016

Earlier today Fiona Hyslop, the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs, announced in the Chamber of the Scottish Parliament that sound Festival has been awarded a grant of £130,000 for the 2015 Festival. We are delighted to have received a sufficient grant from Creative Scotland’s Open Fund to stage the 2015 Festival. We […]

Shmu is recruiting!

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]