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Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

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Scotland’s celebrated festival of new music, soundfestival, returns to North-east Scotland in 2018.

Inviting you on a sonic adventure, soundfestival takes audiences on a journey of discovery exploring new music in unique and iconic venues across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. With world-class artists, cross-art form collaborations, world premieres, family-friendly events, late night soundsessions, talks and workshops there is something for everyone at this original festival.  

In 2018, soundfestival features new music from prominent composers including Oscar Strasnoy, Sally Beamish, Diana Burrell and John de Simone, as well as ground-breaking performances from some of the most exciting and cutting edge contemporary music ensembles from around the world including Icebreaker, Ensemble Klang, 2e2m and Red Note.  

Continuing its series on ‘endangered’ orchestral instruments, this year soundfestival shines a spotlight on the viola. Featured artists include renowned contemporary violist, Garth Knox, who returns to perform in his hometown of Aberdeen.  

Full programme details will be announced as 2018 unfolds.

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  • When
  • Ticket Info
    TICKETS GO ON SALE ON MONDAY 21 AUGUST. Any queries? Call on 01330 826526 and soundfestival will be happy to help.
  • Cost
    Booking fees may apply. Concessions are available for full time students, under 18s and those in receipt of Pension or Universal credit. Disabled are entitled to a concession plus a free ticket for their carer. Appropriate proof of concessions will be required.

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