Soundbytes Commissions

Commissions

Examples of commissions include new work by Graham Fitkin, John de Simone, Sally Beamish, Snorri Sigfús Birgisson and Lu McClintock.

Young people and composition
Get Composing! is a programme of compositional training opportunities for young people aged 13-19 from rural areas, and in particular from North East Scotland. soundbytes gives donors the opportunity to help with the cost of a young person’s place on Go Compose!, our annual 3-day composition course. soundbytes gives donors the opportunity to help with the cost of a young person’s place on Go Compose!, our annual 3-day composition course.

Current commissions (check back regularly for updates):

  • A new opera about Aberdeen's Witch Hunts by Joe Stollery
  • A new opera about Aberdeen's Jacobite Uprising, by Phillip Cooke (composer) with Peter Davidson (librettist)
  • A new opera about Aberdeen's Harbourmaster by Errollyn Wallen
  • A new work for multiple bassoons by Sonia Allori
  • A new work by Benedict Mason to be performed by Red Note Ensemble & Pascal Gallois (bassoon) at soundfestival 2017

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