Festival Welcome 2021

Welcome to soundfestival 2021

Adventures in new music

We’ve got everything crossed that we’ll be able to welcome you back to a live in-person festival this year.

Although we were really pleased to be able to bring you the 2020 festival online, it wasn’t quite the same. Programming a festival while emerging from lockdowns is not the simplest task: this year the festival will be shorter and there are fewer venues available to us. However, if we’ve learned one thing over the past 18 months, it’s that it is important to adapt to your circumstances and just do what’s possible.

We’re really excited about this packed programme of new music, and the thought of seeing you all again! Our concerts will be made as safe as possible so that you feel confident in joining us.

See you soon!

Fiona Robertson, Director
Pete Stollery, Chair

Some of our festival events will be livestreamed or available to watch online at a later date. Please check our website for details.

What's coming up

Tuesday 19 October

5pm | Go Compose! concert | The Anatomy Rooms
8pm | Distance by Laura Bowler | The Lemon Tree

Wednesday 20 October 

2pm | more, more, more workshop | The Anatomy Rooms
4pm | The Resonance is Joy Part 1: Inside Sound Out | Online
6pm | Somatic Music: An Experiment in Music and Embodied Cognition | The Lemon Tree
8.30pm | Matthew Herbert's more, more, more | The Anatomy Rooms

Thursday 21 October

10am | Natural Creators with Karen Power | The Anatomy Rooms
1pm | Sonic Cradle | The Lemon Tree 
3pm | Spotlight gig: 1.5 degrees | Big Sky Studio, Music Hall
6pm | Florentin Ginot (double bass) | The Lemon Tree 
8pm | Robb/Gibbs/Cosker | The Blue Lamp 
9pm | Late night soundsession: Low and Dangerous | The Anatomy Rooms

Friday 22 October 

11am | Children's Concert | The Anatomy Rooms
1pm | Roger Williams (organ) | St Machar's Cathedral 
3pm | Spotlight gig: I transgress borders and boundaries | Aberdeen Art Gallery
6pm | Red Note Ensemble | Queen's Cross Church 
7.30pm | Florentin Ginot (double bass) and Juliet Fraser (soprano) | St Mary's Cathedral 
9pm | Late night soundsession | The Anatomy Rooms

Saturday 23 October

10.30am | Composers' Day | The Anatomy Rooms 
11am | Promenade Concert | Aberdeen Art Gallery
1pm | Spotlight gig: Red Note Ensemble: Iain Crawford (double bass) and Tom Hunter (marimba) | Aberdeen Art Gallery
3pm | Lost and Found: Ruth Morley (flutes) | Fittie Community Hall 
5.30pm | Phalacracorax | The Lemon Tree 
7.30pm | Aberdeen by David Fennessy | The Anatomy Rooms 
9pm | Late night soundsession | The Anatomy Rooms 

Sunday 24 October 

10am | Double bass day | Phoenix Centre, Newton Dee Village
11am | Spotlight gig: Stephanie Lamprea (soprano) and James Banner (double bass) | Aberdeen Art Gallery
1pm | Any Enemy | The Anatomy Rooms 
4pm | Ensemble Court-circuit | Queen's Cross Church