sound 2007 recap
sound performances attracted audiences of 5450 and involved almost 300 people in talks and
workshops, as well as over 1,400 school children. The festival included 67 performances in 27 venues, 9 workshops, masterclasses and talks, and
13 schools workshops.
- Commissioned or co-commissioned premieres: - James Dillon's The Hesperides with Rohan de Saram and Noriko Kawai; Fred Frith's Water
Stories with the Hebrides Ensemble.
- Community events and workshop days - a 2nd composers' workshop day in which 10 young composers wrote a piece for solo
cello for Rohan de Saram;a weekend of improvisation workshops with Fred Frith.
Artists and composers involved in this year's festival include Françoise Barrière, BBC SSO, Bingham String Quartet, Joby Burgess, Richard Craig, James Clapperton, Adrian Crowley, Joe Cutler, Damon and Naomi, Rhodri Davies, Rohan de Saram, James Dillon, Edinburgh Quartet, Ephyra, Morton Feldman, The Fence Collective, Fred Frith, Evelyn Glennie, Hebrides Ensemble, Ivan Ilic, Noriko Kawai, John Kenny, Joseph Long, James MacMillan, Gordon MacPherson, Marcia Blaine School for Girls, Mr McFall's Chamber, Eddie McGuire, new noise, Nigel Osborne, The Pictish Trail, Philip Smith, Thomas Strønen, Simon Thacker, David Ward, Mark Wastell, Judith Weir and many more.
“…the sound festival is already established as an impressive and important strand in Scotland’s musical calendar. It is developing real muscle and growing sharp teeth. Long may it continue.”
Michael Tumelty, The Herald, 28th October 2006