Saturday 2 November 2019 | 10.30am-4.00pm
The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen
soundfestival's annual composers' day is a unique opportunity for composers of all ages and standards to improve their skills, develop new ideas and hear tips from leading professionals.
Taking place on Sat 2 November in Aberdeen the day will feature talks by composers Ailie Robertson and Luke Styles and a masterclass with oboist Nicholas Daniel.
The composing themes for the day are writing for the endangered instrument the oboe, and using personal stories as material.
1:1 sessions also available.
Aims of the day for composers:
- To have an inspiring professional developmental session with other composers at different career stages
- To gain insights into composing for the oboe and using personal material for composition
- To have a 1:1 surgery session with composers involved in the day
- To get tips, advice and insight from our artistic delivery team
10.30am Registration, tea and coffee
10.45am Using personal stories as compositional material – Ailie Robertson, sound Composer-in-residence
11.45am Short break
12.00pm Lunchtime concert Nicholas Daniel & Friends at St Andrew’s Cathedral featuring James MacMillan’s Intercession for 3 Oboes
1.30pm 1:1 Surgery sessions with Ailie Robertson & Luke Styles
10 Minute sessions offered on a first-come served-served basis. Interspersed with lunch break.
2.00pm Session on composing for the oboe – Luke Styles
3.00pm Oboe masterclass with selected compositions - Nicholas Daniel
Packed lunch | Notebook/manuscript paper | 2x Scores/notes for 1:1 surgery session (if applicable)
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