Festival 2012 – sound

September 19, 2012

sound 2012 will be subtly different from previous years. As well as the usual packed and varied programme of new music, this year’s festival has some new features.

The main focus of our 2012 festival is opera, celebrated in Out of the Box, a 4-day event packed with new, ground-breaking, site-specific operas in unusual spaces. We also have a 3-day residency with NYOS Futures, premièring new works by Stephen Montague, Oliver Searle and Paul Mealor.

We’ve programmed lots of shorter performances so that you can dip in and out more easily and focus on one work. We’re also having a festival club for the first time – this will take place from 10pm onwards in Musa on the first and second weekends of November – and will allow you to meet and chat with composers, musicians and fellow audience members, as well as enjoy informal performances.

Our new workshop programme soundgeneration will provide composing and performing opportunities for young people, many of which are also open to the slightly less youthful! There will also be a number of family-friendly concerts, which cater specifically for much younger audiences, with Daniel’s Beard and Red Note Ensemble.

We think this is the most adventurous festival to date. We hope you enjoy it and make new discoveries!

Tickets for all festival events are available from Aberdeen Box Office (T: 01224 641122). Please note: tickets for University of Aberdeen events are available from the end of September 2012.

via Festival 2012 – sound.

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