Call for composers

Ailie Robertson to be sound's next Composer-in-Residence

Interview with French-Argentine composer Oscar Strasnoy

Applications now open for Go Compose 2018!

14-16 October

Sally Beamish to compose and perform in World Premiere of new work for six violas at 2018 soundfestival

Watch & listen

Video: soundfestival 2017 highlights

Watch & listen

soundfestival 2017: Pascal Gallois, bassoon


soundbytes: supporting the creation of new music

by Alan Carr

The Aberdeen Harp Project

scores for intermediate lever harp players available to download!

Making Music Count

resource for primary school teachers - download music activities for the classroom!

Adventures in New Music

sound is a new music incubator based in north-east Scotland encouraging new music creation and discovery. 

soundfestival2018 | 24 Oct-4 Nov 
Across Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire

Featuring world-class artists, cross-art form collaborations, world premieres, family-friendly events, late night soundsessions, talks and workshops. 

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Go Compose! 2018


It’s got a special atmosphere where the audience are made very welcome. I haven’t experienced that at any other such gathering. I particularly enjoyed the discussion after the actual music, in which the musicians were available to be questioned by the audience. I found that brilliant.

Audience member

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