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Invitation to Tender: Design and production of marketing materials

Suitably qualified organisations or individuals are being invited to tender for the contract to design the marketing materials for sound, Scotland’s Festival of New Music. The contract is to conceive, develop and deliver the festival identity and design work for the 2014 festival which runs from 23 October to 10 November 2014, and looking forward. [...]

Composer Stephen Montague chats about New Music Biennial commission

Support The Maiden Stone – an outdoor opera!

We’ve recently launched a crowdfunding project on sponsume to help raise funds towards the production of Joe Stollery’s small-scale opera The Maiden Stone!  The opera is based on Aberdeenshire legend of the Maiden Stone and will take place on location on Bennachie on 5th and 6th September 2014.  The story has it that a stranger [...]

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 [...]