Festival Welcome - Jan 2021

Welcome to the second part of soundfestival 2020

Following on from our weekend of online events in October we had hoped to be able to welcome audiences in January but, sadly, again, we must wait a little longer before we can all be in the same place at the same time. We are thrilled, however, to be able to stream a number of live events from the stage of Aberdeen Arts Centre again, as well as present films and pre-recorded concerts, all with the opportunity for Q&A afterwards, and all live streamed by our partners at shmu. A huge thanks once again for their support.

We continue this year’s “Endangered Instrument” theme with a number of performances for horn including new pieces from Jane Stanley and Drew Hammond performed by the Rookh Quartet, a new work by Tansy Davies co-commissioned by sound and French Ensemble Court-circuit, and a performance by Richard Watkins and Red Note Ensemble of a reworking of a piece by Philip Cashian.

Other highlights include music for saxophones and electronics performed by Richard Ingham and Xenia Pestova Bennett’s performance of Karlheinz Essl’s Gold.Berg.Werk.

We hope you enjoy the second part of soundfestival 2020.

Pete Stollery, Chair of sound & Fiona Robertson, Director of sound

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What's coming up


12PM | Richard Watkins, horn| LIVE PERFORMANCE + Q&A
3PM | The Narcissistic Fish: A Scottish Opera Short | FILM + Q&A
5PM | Ensemble Court-circuit | PERFORMANCE + Q&A
8PM |Richard Ingham, saxophones and Pete Stollery, electronics| LIVE PERFORMANCE + Q&A
9.30PM | socialsound
12PM | Rookh Quartet | LIVE PERFORMANCE + Q&A
3PM | The Metalization of a Dream | FILM + Q&A
5PM | We Ask These Questions of Everybody | LIVE PERFORMANCE + Q&A
8PM | Ensemble Court-circuit | PERFORMANCE + Q&A
9.30PM | socialsound
10AM | Family-friendly promenade concert | LIVE PERFORMANCE 
12PM | Gold.Berg.Werk | LIVE PERFORMANCE + Q&A
3PM | Aberdeen | SHARING + Q&A
5PM | Any Enemy and Brandon University New Music Ensemble | LIVE PERFORMANCE + Q&A
8PM | Red Note Ensemble with Richard Watkins, horn | LIVE PERFORMANCE + Q&A
9.30PM | socialsound
10AM |Listen Carefully | FILM + Q&A
1PM | Red Note Ensemble | LIVE PERFORMANCE + Q&A

Events will be broadcast on our YouTube channel and will also be available to watch on our website.