north east scotland's festival of new music


This section of the sound web site contains press releases as well as reviews of events since the sound festival began in 2005. The most recent reviews are given at the top of the page, and the oldest are at the bottom. Clicking on each review highlight below will make the full text of that review available to read. Each box also contains a link to the actual event listing.

Press contact for further information on sound 2008, images and interviews:

  • Lesley Booth, tel 07799 414 474,


Fidelio Trio - Zeste at Crombie Hall

Fidelio Trio (see event)

Masters of the finest virtuoso playing. (read full article)

14 November 2008

Alan Cooper

Hebrides Ensemble and Jane Irwin, Fettercairn Village Hall

Hebrides Ensemble, & Jane Irwin, mezzo-soprano(see event)

... dazzling fire and precision in their playing ... (read full article)

12 November 2008

Alan Cooper The Herald

Hail the homecoming queen

Thea Musgrave (see event)

humour of the lightest sort (read full article on The Herald website)

29 October 2008

Conrad Wilson The Herald

Christina Astrand And Per Salo, Cowdray Hall

Christina Astrand And Per Salo (see event)

It had all the sparkle of the best salon music. (read full article)

27 October 2008

Alan Cooper The Herald

Sound Festival

sound festival 2008 (see events)

There's a mind-bogglingly eclectic array of music on offer stretching from the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra to bang up-to-date electronica from the likes of To Rococo Rot and Fife's De-Fence Records. (link expired, view homepage)

18 October 2008

The Kiosque

sound 2008, various venues over north east scotland

sound festival 2008 (see events)

one of Scotland's true hidden gems in terms of exciting contemporary events. (read full article)

8 October 2008

Dave Hynes The Skinny


Every night and every morn

A recital of contemporary song (see event)

an inspiring programme of contemporary vocal music (read full review)

22 November 2007

Alan Cooper University Music



Glasgow String Quartet

Monymusk Arts Trust (see event)

Extrovert, energetic playing... (read full review)

29 November 2005

Alan Cooper The Herald