Any Enemy (North East New Music Ensemble)

Any Enemy is a contemporary music ensemble of local musicians in NE Scotland and conducted by Pete Stollery from the University of Aberdeen's Music department. 

They meet monthly throughout the year and rehearse a wide range of new music for flexible instrumentation.


Any Enemy gave their inaugural performance at soundfestival in 2018 which included works by Gemma McGregor and Rose Dodd.

At soundfestival 2019 they premiered new works by three young Scottish composers, and also joined forces with the Red Note Ensemble for the world premiere of “Fire and Ice” by Linda Buckley. Both concerts were recorded and later broadcast by BBC Radio 3.

During lockdown restrictions, Any Enemy gave several performances from their own homes via Zoom. These reached distant audiences and brought about a Trans-Atlantic Zoom concert with Brandon University New Music Ensemble.

Earlier this year, Any Enemy took sound's contemporary music workshops to young local musicians, and were joined by local musicians of all ages and Aberdeen University’s Spectrum Ensemble for CoMA's Contemporary Music for All Festival 2022.

To date they have given world premieres of 17 new works commissioned with the help of sound and Aberdeen City Council funding.

Any Enemy are open to new projects so if you are a Scottish-based composer or musician that would like to collaborate with us please contact admin@sound-scotland.co.uk