sound invites you on a sonic adventure where you can explore new music which excites, intrigues and isn't restricted by the notion of boundaries.
soundfestival events take place across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. Working collaboratively and in partnership with other organisations, sound programmes new music, including but not limited to contemporary classical, improvised, experimental, jazz and electroacoustic as well as cross art form concerts, workshops, installations and exhibitions.
Through lunchtime performances, promenade concerts, late night soundsessions and more traditional performances, sound events can be found in a range of settings from concert halls and arts centres to lighthouses, museums, churches, bothies and pubs.
Endangered instruments - the bassoon
In the first of a 5-year focus on "endangered instruments", the 2017 soundfestival will showcase new commissions, performances and workshops for the bassoon.
The return of opera in unusual spaces
This year sees the return of opera in unusual spaces and places following soundfestival’s hugely successful “Out of the Box” project in 2012.
Sounding the North
A central weekend showcase where groups and composers from Scotland, Scandinavia, Canada and more will come together to explore through performance and discussion whether living in the north affects work by contemporary composers across a range of musical genres.
Full programme details will be released in August.
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