Opera Scotland

Sound Festival

Posted 2 Sep 2017

A welcome feature of soundfestival's 2017 programme is the emphasis on opera. "Out of the box" opera is promised on Thursday 9, Friday 10 and Saturday 11 November in a variety of sites.

Already announced is the reappearance of Belongings, a work for tenor and cellist, to take place on the Caledonian Sleeper to Aberdeen. The service to catch is the 21.15 on 9 November from London Euston, followed by a performance the next day at the Royal Deeside Railway, Milton of Crathie.

sound is all about new music. As the publicity says, you are invited on a sonic adventure - discover new sounds and expect the unexpected!  Composers are asked to be creative - making new music is important to reflect that the north-east of Scotland is an exciting and vibrant place to live and visit.

soundfestival runs from 20th October - 6 November 2016, and surroundsound events take place throughout the year.

The aim of soundfestival is partly to break down barriers to new music for their audiences. The task is to encourage cross art form excellence and experimentation, through commissioning and producing new work, nurturing and supporting our local and Scottish talent, as well as artists from further afield.

All of this is made possible through partnerships and collaborations. There are around thirty local partners who help in the task to commission, programme and deliver interesting new work during the festival and throughout the year.

events take place across the north-east of Scotland. You’ll find concerts in lighthouses, bothies, museums and churches as well as in concert halls and arts centres.

The beating heart of our organisation, the sound office, is at the Barn in Banchory - the north-east’s most exciting arts centre.

Check OperaScotland's listings for more information or the festival website.


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