7 - 27 November 2005
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The programme for the 2005 sound festival is given here. Further information about each event can be found by following the links after each brief description below.

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21 October - 27 November 2005


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November 2005

21st October - 6th November

  • urbanNovember - oil and the city at the Maritime Museum, Aberdeen. Project by an artist collective exploring ideas of the oil industry's impact on Aberdeen. <more>


28th October - 25th November

  • Magnetic North II - exhibition at Peacock visual arts, Aberdeen. <more>


During November

  • in/transience by Bill Thompson - An electro-acoustical event exploring the ideas of transience within a public space: during November at Aberdeen Railway Station (admission free). <more>


Monday 7th – Friday 11th November

  • Workshops in schools in the north of Aberdeenshire as part of the Edinburgh Quartet's "The Cold Dancer" educational project, based on a new work composed by Kenneth Dempster. <more>


Tuesday 8th November

  • Discoveries XXXIV Gordon Soundscape Project (Pete Stollery): Gordon Forum for the Arts, Thainstone Centre. <more>


Friday 11th November

  • Electronic music/Laptop computer performances by Quip, Random Number, Hands and Fingers, and The_Cats: 8pm at The Tunnels. <more>


Saturday 12th November

  • Percussion performance: 12.30pm in the Aberdeen Art Gallery. Local percussionist, Lisa Nicol, and pupils will be performing at lunchtime in the Art Gallery <more>
  • Hebrides Ensemble: 7 pm at Fettercairn village hall (Angus Arts) preceded by afternoon workshop for all ages. Programme to include a new work by Haflidi Hallgrimsson, works by Messiaen, Marina Adamia and Debussy <more>
  • Barbican Trio: 7.30 pm in the Aboyne Community Centre Theatre (Strathdee Music Club). Programme to include James MacMillan's 14 Little Pictures <more>


Sunday 13th November

  • Hebrides Ensemble: 3 pm at Woodend Barn, Banchory (Woodend Music Society) <more>


Monday 14th November

  • Composing workshop for students at the University of Aberdeen with James Clapperton


Wednesday 16th November

  • School workshops by the Edinburgh Quartet & mckenzie medbøe. <schools>
  • Edinburgh Quartet and mckenzie medbøe 7.45pm at Woodend Barn, Banchory. Programme to include a new PRS Foundation-funded composition combining both classical and improvised disciplines by Haftor Medbøe. <more>
  • North East of Scotland Music School at 7.30pm at Craigiebuckler Church, Aberdeen: Paul Anderson and Nicolas Cowling. <more>


Thursday 17th November

  • Edinburgh Quartet: 12.45pm at the Cowdray Hall, Aberdeen. World premiere of Naresh Sohal's 2nd Quartet, and talk by the composer. <more>
  • Edinburgh Quartet: 2.30 pm at the Maritime Museum, Aberdeen. Short programme to include Kenneth Dempster's String Quartet no 4 (The Cold Dancer) based on A Reel of Seven Fishermen by George MacKay Brown. <more>
  • Schools workshops by mckenzie medbøe <more>
  • mckenzie medbøe: 8.30pm at The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen. mckenzie medbøe featuring Signy Jakobsdottir (percussion) and Chris Grieve (trombone) (organised in collaboration with Aberdeen Jazz) <more>


Friday 18th November

  • Lunchtime talk by Sally Beamish on her new work "Trance o Nicht" <more>
  • Concert by Russell Riepe, piano and David Pino, clarinet: 5.15pm in Marischal college, Aberdeen University (preceded by composer talk) <more>


Saturday 19th November

  • Paul Anderson (traditional fiddle): 4pm at Migvie Church, Tarland. Programme to include a new commission by Paul. <more>
  • Doug Fergusson stops by on his tour from Austin Texas to meet fellow experimental music musician Bill Thompson for a sonic reunion. Other local experimental musicians also performing live electronics and multi-media projections. <more>


Sunday 20th November

  • New Voices in Music: Aberdeen University Chamber Ensemble, New Music Group, Choral Society and String Ensemble: 7.45pm at the Mitchell Hall, Aberdeen. Programme to include Peter Maxwell Davies’ "8 Songs for a Mad King", pieces by Varese, Arvo Pärt, Lyell Cresswell and Monteverdi. <more>


Monday 21st November

  • Percussion Masterclass with Evelyn Glennie in Aberdeen University. <more>


Tuesday 22nd November

  • Two school's workshops/demonstrations with Evelyn Glennie at Woodend Barn, Banchory <more>
  • See, Hear, Inverurie: An exhibition following a video and sound art project with young people from Inverurie <more>


Wednesday 23rd November

  • “Touch the Sound” (a film by Thomas Riedelsheimer with Evelyn Glennie & Fred Frith). 6.30pm, The Belmont Picturehouse <more>
  • Opening of the "visual music" art exhibition by graduates from Grays School of Art. 6-8pm at the Lang Byre, Woodend Barn, Banchory <more>


Thursday 24th November

  • Evelyn Glennie and the BBC SSO conducted by Jurjen Hempel: 7.30pm at the Music Hall, Aberdeen. Programme to include the Scottish premiere of Sally Beamish’s new work for percussion & orchestra: Trance o Nicht. <more>


Saturday 26th November

  • Stonehaven Chorus: 8pm at the Town Hall, Stonehaven, a programme of music for St Andrew's Day. <more>
  • Benbecula evening featuring Frog Pocket and Christ.: 8pm at Woodend Barn, Banchory. <more>


Sunday 27th November

  • A day with James MacMillan: James MacMillan will work with an orchestra composed of local musicians of all ages on his work "Into the Ferment". <more>
  • Glasgow String Quartet: 3pm at Monymusk Arts Trust - Beethoven, Beamish and Debussy <more>
  • La Boum!: 8pm at The Tunnels, Aberdeen. <more>


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