north east scotland's festival of new music


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May I Have the Pleasure: recital postponed

sound news item posted 10 November 2010

Due to injury, the piano recital by Donald Hawksworth that was planned for Sunday 14 November 2010 has had to be postponed and will be rescheduled in the spring. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause in the meantime.

Alternative organ recital

sound news item posted 23 October 2010

We welcome David Smith to give an organ recital on Tuesday 26th October. This replaces the recital that was originally to be given by Roger B. Williams.

Please note: recital postponed

sound news item posted 12 October 2010

Due to injury, we have unfortunately had to postpone the organ recital by Roger B. Williams that was originally planned for Tuesday 26th October. We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Flute Weekend: deadline extended

sound news item posted 1 October 2010

We have delayed the closing date for the Flute Weekend with Richard Craig and Margaret Preston by a few days and are still accepting application forms on


sound news item posted 28 September 2010

An extra performance has been added to our programme of events, SPOILT on Friday 5th November.

Participate in sound!

sound news item posted 15 September 2010

If you would like to be involved in the following sound or surround-sound events please download the appropriate participation form and reply by the dates requested below:

Please note: venue

sound news item posted 9 September 2010

We have found a mistake in our printed brochure… The Edinburgh Quartet concert on Tuesday 2nd November will take place in King's College Chapel on the University of Aberdeen campus, not Cowdray Hall. Sorry for any confusion!

A day with Sally Beamish

sound news item posted 16 August 2010

String players of all ages are invited to take part in A day with Sally Beamish, which runs from 10.30 am - 5.30 pm on Sunday 31 October 2010. If you would like to be involved, please download an application form and reply before 15th October 2010.

Sound Thought 2011

sound news item posted 9 August 2010

Sound Thought 2011, which runs from 3rd - 5th February 2011, will take the form of a three-day music-focused multi-arts conference/festival. This event will platform the best in Glasgow University post-graduate music composition and research, alongside research in music and sound from other arts institutions/organisations, and a programme of interdisciplinary performance work by emergent artists working in related creative fields.

The aim of the event is to provide a new high-profile platform for emergent music/sound composition, performance and research in Scotland, and to act as a catalyst for cross-collaboration and dialogue between disciplines on the subject of music and sonic research.

Further details are available here on Sound Thought's call for papers, compositions, and interdisciplinary works.

news archive

sound news item posted 6 January 2010

Older news stories are contained in our news archives for 2010, 2009 and 2008. You can also find out more about previous sound festivals too.