Build your own handmade synthesizer / noise box using basic electronic components and take part in a collaborative group performance.
Participants will be taught simple electronics techniques and provided with all the materials needed to make their own instrument which can be controlled by turning knobs or further extended to respond to hand gestures / light. All the instruments will then be showcased as part of a group performance in the gallery.
May 17, 2013
City of Culture Hackathon
Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 9:30 AM – Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 7:00 PM (PDT)
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
As may know, the initial bid document has now been
submitted to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. In this document we outlined why we felt Aberdeen should be UK City of Culture and we detailed some of the city’s key resources.
Now we have to prepare for what happens next.
In the middle of June (we think around the 17th) we’ll discover if the judging panel have shortlisted us and if we then have to prepare a second, much more detailed bid document.
If we are not shortlisted there has been a commitment by Aberdeen City Council to press on with 2017 as a year of culture.
Whatever happens we have the opportunity to make Aberdeen a more cultural city and a city where the many talented people who live here and create here are recognised.
We would like you to be involved and we’d like to talk to you about the possibilities of Aberdeen being UK City of Culture.
The bid team would delighted to meet at a time suitable to you. This could be a conversation between two of us, or the team could prepare a presentation for you and any colleagues or friends or partners.
We can tell you about our plans and you can tell us what you want to see happen in Aberdeen.
Email us firstname.lastname@example.org to set something up.
full news post : News from Aberdeen’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2017.
Aberdeen’s Fat Hippy Records have pulled off something of a coup with the news that exiled local Terry McDermott has chosen to release his new EP on the label.
New Orleans-based McDermott became a huge star in the USA after coming runner-up on NBC TV show ‘The Voice’
Here’s the full announcement from the Fat Hippy Records Facebook Page:
“15-05-13 – It’s on!!!
Friends, we are giddy with excitement to announce we are welcoming Terry McDermott back to Fat Hippy Records!
The former Driveblind singer and recent The Voice USA runner-up is returning to the label where his music career started with the Driveblind ‘I Know You’ EP on Fat Hippy 10 years ago.
In a few weeks time we will release a brand new EP of Terry’s latest work with his band The Bonfires, featuring exclusive previously unreleased songs from one of the most exciting voices in music this year and one of the most successful and talented musicians ever to come out of Aberdeen.
Release date and UK tour dates to be announced asap, I hope you’ll all be with us to give Terry the huge welcome home he deserves as a long time ambassador of the vibrant Aberdeen music scene!
Please share this post and help spread the word. Following his success on The Voice USA Terry could have chosen almost any record label in the world to work with. We are all very lucky he chose to come back to his roots and help the people who helped him at the start of his journey, this EP will undoubtedly bring a huge amount of international attention to Aberdeen and its music.
Such a perfectly beautiful musical story brings a tear to the eye so it does! Thanks Terry!! “
This is fantastic news for music in the North East, a huge number of eyes (and ears) will now be trained on both Fat Hippy and Aberdeen.
Well done to all involved.
Find out more about Terry on his website.
May 15, 2013
We are delighted to announce details of the fourth British Composer Awards Student Competition.
To apply, students must submit an original work for solo viola of 4 to 5 minutes duration. The winning work will be performed by celebrated British violist Sarah-Jane Bradley at the British Composer Awards ceremony in London on 3 December 2013 and will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on Sunday 8 December 2013.
Attendees at the ceremony typically include promoters, publishers and performers of new music, so the competition is a valuable opportunity for student composers to have their music heard by important members of the contemporary music community, and by the wider public in the form of the BBC Radio 3 audience.
For full details about how to apply please download the guidelines and application form.
The closing date is Friday 23 August.
May 15, 2013
Friday, May 31st at 6:30 PM
17 Belmont Street, Aberdeen
Host: Aberdeen 2017 Bid Team
May 15, 2013
Culturing Our Creativity is about the environment we create that will allow arts and culture in Scotland to flourish
An AmbITion Scotland seminar, webcast and open-space one-day event in partnership with Missions Models Money, Arts & Business Scotland and the Cultural Enterprise Office exploring the current context for culture and how we might change it.
Date: Monday 17 June 2013
Location: [venue TBC], Edinburgh
Seminar : 10.30 – 12:30
Webcast: 10:55 – 12:30
Open space: 13.15 – 15.30
Cost: £20 + VAT*
Ben Cameron from the Doris Duke Charitable Trust, a thought leader on culture and the arts in the United States will be the key note speaker for the day along with contributions from:
David Watt, new CEO of Arts & Business Scotland
Eleonore Belfiore, leader of the #culturalvalue initiative
Shelagh Wright, Missions Models Money
Bob Last, Cultural Enterprise Office
Hannah Rudman, Rudman Consulting and AmbITIon Scotland
Chaired by Roanne Dods and featuring storyteller Donald Smith from the Scottish Storytelling Centre to energise the open-space session, the day promises to be enlightening and engaging.
Culturing our Creativity is driven by three key questions: What conditions are needed for individuals and organisations working in arts, culture and the creative industries in Scotland to flourish on our finite planet? How can we ensure their presence? What more could they contribute to our common wealth if we did?
Individuals and organisations working in arts, culture and the creative industries in Scotland are faced with a rapidly changing external operating environment that is increasingly uncertain. Many, especially those working in small practices, micro businesses and SMEs, face continuous obstacles to achieving their full potential, especially in relation to accessing the right kind of human and financial resources to help them adapt and build their resilience.
Whilst we know a lot about the conditions needed to enable cultural and creative activities to flourish at different points in their lifecycle, they’re not present across the whole ecosystem. They’re not connected up. Most importantly, we don’t fully recognise the different kinds value they create, and what impacts these values have on our increasingly challenged economy, society and environment.
*If price is a barrier please get in touch – we don’t want anyone to be excluded based on ability to pay.
May 14, 2013
MUSIC OPEN DAY, Sunday 26 May:
Featuring an evening headline performance by London-based band Revere
With support from local artists:
The evening performance will feature the above acts and be preceded by three daytime music industry panels, a soundcheck workshop and lunchtime concert featuring The Marionettes.
full details, visit : Music Open Day Schedule Revealed | 57 NORTH.
May 14, 2013
Saturday, 15 June 2013
11:00 until 16:00
Lethenty Mill, AB51 0HQ Inverurie, Aberdeenshire
Adding to the growing list of wonderful fairs in the North East, Nina’s Apartment squeezes in another one, this time with a retro summer theme.
Get kitted out for the holidays with fabulous vintage clothing, over-sized sunglasses, vintage luggage and cameras and filled-to-the-brim picnic hampers.
There will also be upcycled garden furniture, yummy food, refreshing drinks and free activities for children.
Don’t worry about the weather – just put on those flip-flops and come down to Lethenty’s own beach club. Groovy!
Admission free of course and parking available on site.
May 11, 2013
Aberdeen Art Gallery
11 May – 29 June
You are here : Exhibitions > Aberdeen Artists Society 2013
The annual ‘open’ exhibition provides professional, established, amateur and emerging artists with a platform to show an exciting range of work including painting, sculpture, printmaking, jewellery, textiles and film.
To submit work please visit: http://www.aberdeenartistssociety.co.uk/
Handing in days for submitted work are:
Wednesday 24 April 10.30am-4.30pm and Thursday 25 April 10.30am-7.30pm.