surroundsound @ BAS9: Sound Fountain at Marischal College

sound has commissioned four unique soundscapes to complement the fountains outside Marischal College in Aberdeen.

Ross Whyte: Fountain Tree
Pippa Murphy: Marischal Fountain
Bea Dawkins: As the Fountain
Silent Chaos: L'Oscuro Oceano dello Spazio Infinito (The Dark Ocean of Infinite Space)

Each piece is inspired in a different way by the movement, the rhythm, the sound and the play of light on the water.

To listen to the soundscape whilst you are near the fountain, click on the link to go to the SonicMaps site and follow the onscreen instructions:

We are rotating the soundscapes as follows so please visit the site again to hear the different interpretations.


21-27 August: Ross Whyte
28-3 September: Silent Chaos


4-10 September: Bea Dawkins
11-17 September: Pippa Murphy
18-24 September: Ross Whyte
25-1 October: Silent Chaos


2-8 October: Bea Dawkins
9–15 October: Ross Whyte
16-17 October: Pippa Murphy
18 October: Silent Chaos
19 October: Bea Dawkins
20 October: Pippa Murphy
21 October: Ross Whyte
22 October: Silent Chaos
23 October: Bea Dawkins
24 October: Pippa Murphy

Aberdeen City Council has advised us that the fountains are currently operational between 8am - 10pm Monday-Sunday. Please note that due to an ongoing issue, the fountains may be switched off from time to time.