The North East New Music Ensemble (also known as Any Enemy) was set up in 2018 on the initiative of Guera Maunder and Lesley Wilson who after years of involvement with sound wanted to establish a local contemporary music ensemble.
This mixed ensemble is made up of local musicians in NE Scotland and conducted by Pete Stollery from the University of Aberdeen's Music department. They meet monthly throughout the year and rehearse a wide range of new music for flexible instrumentation. They gave their inaugural performance at soundfestival 2018 performing works by Gavin Bryars, Howard Skempton and Colin Riley as well as two specifically commissioned new works by Gemma McGregor and Rose Dodd.
The ensemble is currently made up of a slightly unusual combination of instruments:
Bassoon x 2
Percussion x 2