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news archive 2009

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venue change: Red Note Ensemble

sound news item posted 12 November 2009

Please note: the venue for the final concert, the Red Note Ensemble on 22nd November is now The Lemon Tree, and not Peacock Visual Arts as previously advertised.

venue change: fORCH

sound news item posted 3 November 2009

Please note: the venue for fORCH on 8th November (during the Resonant Frequencies weekend) is now His Majesty's Theatre Studio.

off-season event: Wittenoom

sound news item posted 15 April 2009

Wittennoom, an installation by Ross Whyte will be opened at the Left Bank Gallery with an introduction and performance at 7.30pm on Friday 24th April 2009. The installation, which combines image, sound, and spoken word in an attempt to create a memorial of the Wittenoom disaster, will then be open throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday.

Further details can be found on our off-season events page.

off-season events: New Words / New Sounds

sound news item posted 13 April 2009

In collaboration with Wordfringe 2009, sound presents a series of events throughout May that explore the different relationships between words and music.

These events include the Pennan premiere of Richard Ingham's From Pennan to Penang and the world premiere of Fredrik Sixten's Requiem in a new English version by John Hearne.

Composer and sound artist Miriama Young is joined by poet Catherine Bowman, visiting from the States, for a double CD launch, and pianist Susanne Olbrich joins storyteller Margot Henderson for an evening that may include tango and Zen poetry.

Philip Knight's Prometheus: A River Stained with Iron combines poetry with physical theatre and the experimental music of Mike Gosling; Knotbrook Taylor and David Liddell dissect modern life through contemporary words and manufactured sounds; and in P-KOK, Spring Tides Poetry Group and friends present a combination of multilingual poetry with music, film and digital art.

Finally in this strand, a set by John Mackie and Michael Moar's poetry-and-guitar duo Infinite Equation #2 concludes an event that also features poets Jen Hadfield and Keith Armstrong.

Further details can be found on our off-season events page.

off-season event: Aberdeenshire Music Centres

sound news item posted 13 March 2009

The first of the 'off-season' events in 2009 will take place on Wednesday 25th March 2009 in the Music Hall, Aberdeen, comprising a varied programme of concert band and orchestral music by children from all over Aberdeenshire. The concert includes the world premiere of Hywel Davies' Sinfonietta concertante (commission funded by the SAC and the PRSF). Further details can be found on our off-season events page or on the individual event listing.

sound 2009 festival dates announced

sound news item posted 11 January 2009

Dates for sound 2009 have been announced: the festival will run from the 29th October - 22nd November 2009. Check back here soon for more information on artists attending and events planned.

news archive

sound news item posted 1 January 2009

Older news stories are contained in our news archives for 2008. You can also find out more about previous sound festivals too.