Participate

Participation, exploration and education are all very much at the heart of sound festival’s values. We offer a range of creative workshops, discussions and masterclasses this year, many of which are part of soundgeneration, a programme of contemporary music workshops for young people.

 

programme

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SCRATCH workshop 1

This event is one of a series of sound and image workshops that will introduce participants to the traditions of handmade, found and recycled cinemas. Led by the OKO film lab, participants will be introduced to 16mm film and direct cinema techniques. For details and bookings contact [email protected]


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SCRATCH workshop 2

This event is one of a series of sound and image workshops that will introduce participants to the traditions of handmade, found and recycled cinemas. Participants will learn to source public domain materials from digital archives and remix these materials using video editing software. For details and bookings contact [email protected]


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SCRATCH workshop 3

This event is one of a series of sound and image workshops that will introduce participants to the traditions of handmade, found and recycled cinemas. Participants will learn to combine sound and image together. For details and bookings contact [email protected]


ManHigh Film Score

ManHigh Film Score Workshops

For young composers, musicians and sound designers aged 16 – 25. Are you excited by the idea of writing film music, creating original sound scores, and performing live music with film? If so, then this series of workshops are right up your street! ManHigh is a celebrated work for film and live music created by composers [...]


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Go Compose!

For the third year in a row we are pleased to be able to offer Go Compose!, an intensive composition project, to young composers aged 13-18 who are still at school. This is a unique chance to work with professional composer Brian Irvine and musicians from Red Note Ensemble to create your own, original pieces [...]


Scottish Voices

Composition workshop: Graham Hair and Scottish Voices

Exploring microtonal works including Jim Dalton Blake Fragments and Alexander Hunter Four Female Voices.


Edinburgh Quartet

Composition Workshop: Edinburgh Quartet

Exploring microtonal works including Kraig Grady Poole’s Lament and Terumi Narushima Mica.


Ligeti Quartet

Ligeti Quartet Masterclass

Ligeti Quartet Masterclass 20th/21st century string quartet The Ligeti Quartet are a young, dynamic string quartet devoted to recent or brand new music, and fascinated by György Ligeti. They are making waves on the contemporary music scene and will be performing at this year’s sound festival! They will be giving an informal masterclass at NESMS [...]


ManHigh Film Score

ManHigh Film Score

Young composers, sound designers and musicians have been working with Stephen Deazley to create their own film scores set to ManHigh footage and will be showcasing their work.


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soundlab

Widen your musical horizons and challenge your musical creativity by coming along to our newly formed contemporary music group, soundlab! Led by clarinettist Joanna Nicholson, soundlab is an open group for musicians to get together regularly to rehearse and perform new music. These rehearsals will look at contemporary pieces some of which have been written on a [...]