Save the date: 10th March - sound @ Festival of Contemporary Music for All

The Festival of Contemporary Music for All is a biennial event, bringing together music makers of all experiences and backgrounds. With dozens of events occurring throughout the UK and beyond and also online, participants involved have opportunities to premiere commissioned works alongside professional players and take part in a range of workshops, developments and concerts. As a grass-roots expression of music making, the Festival provides opportunities for unique artistic experiences as widely as possible, opening a culture of musical participation in contemporary music making.

The 2024 Festival will take place from 1-24 March. sound is excited to be part of the festival for the second time and present a day of participative new music making on 10th March 2024 at King's Pavilion, University of Aberdeen. The day features opportunities for musicians of all ages and abilities including two world premieres of new works by Erin Thomson and Fergus Hall written for our Get Creative Orchestra and Ensemble; creative workshop with Phaedra Ensemble from London and an opportunity to play new music with members of Phaedra Ensemble.

More information, including how to take part, will be published in January 2024.

To register your interest now, please add your name and email address here:

The day is presented by sound in partnership with CoMA, University of Aberdeen Music department and Phaedra Ensemble as part of the CoMA Festival of Contemporary Music for All.
This opportunity is part of sound’s Get Creative and soundcreators programme focusing on nurturing creative talent.

Get Creative is funded by Aberdeen City Council, Hugh Fraser Foundation, Aberdeen Endowments Trust, William Syson Foundation, David and June Gordon Memorial Trust, Education Institute of Scotland, Witherby Publishing Group, Creative Scotland.

soundcreators is funded by Creative Scotland, PRS for Music Foundation, Aberdeen City Council, Fenton Arts Trust, Hugh Fraser Foundation and William Syson Foundation and Radcliffe Trust.
CoMA is grateful to Arts Council of England, Hinrichsen Foundation, PRS Foundation, Foyle Foundation and the Vaughan Williams Foundation for their support of the 2024 Festival and Commissioning Programme.