soundfestival 2017

26 October - 11 NovemberBook

soundfestival knows no bounds when it comes to showcasing the best in new music! Events take place across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire and can be found anywhere from concert halls and arts centres to museums, churches, bothies and bars!

Working collaboratively and in partnership with other organisations, sound programmes new music, including but not limited to contemporary classical, improvised, experimental, jazz and electroacoustic as well as cross art form concerts, workshops, installations and exhibitions.

Go on a sonic adventure with us!

2017 Festival Highlights

26-29 Oct: Sounding the North

The University of Aberdeen, in collaboration with sound, will be holding a 3-day gathering to explore the validity and nature of the concept of a distinctive northern musical voice across northern parts of the world at this year’s sound festival.

Do the distinctive qualities of light and colour in the northern landscape, stemming from extreme seasonality, have some bearing on composers’ concepts? Similarly, do the distinctive sounds – and silences – of natural places somehow find their way through the composer on to the manuscript paper or into his or her computer?

Bozzini Quartet // Edinburgh Quartet // Kirsten Bråten Berg with Arild Andersen's Rose Window Trio // James Clapperton // Zoë Martlew // Song Circus

Endangered instruments: the bassoon

It’s all about the bassoon at this year’s soundfestival!

Shining a spotlight on this often overlooked but incredibly versatile instrument with new commissions, performances and workshops for bassoon.

Red Note Ensemble // Pascal Gallois // Benedict Mason // Mr McFall’s Chamber // Peter Whelan // Lesley Wilson

Out of the Box Opera, the return of opera in unusual spaces

This year sees the return of opera in unusual spaces and places following soundfestival’s hugely successful “Out of the Box” project in 2012.

Late Night soundsessions

InvisiblEARts // You Are Wolf // Mark Lyken // Graeme Stephen with Lizabett Russo

Family Friendly Events

Including a musical promenade through Aberdeen Maritime Museum.

Full programme details will be released in August. If you would like to receive a brochure please email providing your name and address.