An innovative festival of new music in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. From contemporary classical music to electro-acoustic music, traditional, vocal and jazz, the festival brings together a wide range of different musical styles in a variety of concerts, workshops, installations and talks.
Go on a journey of discovery and explore new music in unique and iconic venues across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
Featuring leading international and UK musicians, cross-art form collaborations, world premieres, family-friendly events, late night soundsessions, talks and workshops, there is something for everyone at this original and inventive festival.
In 2019, soundfestival features new music by contemporary composers including sound’s current composer-in-residence, Ailie Robertson, as well as Laura Bowler, Linda Buckley, Frédéric Pattar and Luke Styles.
Continuing its series on endangered orchestral instruments, this year the oboe takes centre stage with new commissions being performed by two of the UK’s most exciting and pioneering oboists, Christopher Redgate and James Turnbull.
Other confirmed artists include Diotima Quartet (France), Calefax Reed Quintet (Netherlands), Red Note Ensemble (Scotland) and Fabiana Galante (Argentina).
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