The Herald Arts News

Endangered sounds

SOUND has released highlights of the 2019 festival. Continuing its focus on “endangered instruments” this year soundfestival showcases the oboe, with performances by leading oboists including Christopher Redgate and Nicholas Daniel, who will be Artists in Residence

The festival will open with the World Premiere of a commission from sound’s second Composer in Residence, Aillie Robertson. Performed by vocal ensemble Exaudi with local singers, the piece will explore notions of Motherhood. An associated exhibition will run at the Suttie Art Space during the festival.

The festival will also include a concert with acclaimed French string quartet, Quatuor Diotima, which features a performance on the revolutionary Howarth-Redgate oboe.

Sound Director, Fiona Robertson said; “This year’s collaboration with our musical friends from France and the Netherlands is particularly apposite, starting as it does less than a week before the UK is due to leave the EU.”

Soundfestival 2019 will run in venues in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire from October 23 – November 3.

The full programme for the 2019 Soundfestival will be released in late August.

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