soundfestival has been running since 2005 - a festival of emerging new music based in Aberdeen and shire that pushes boundaries, supports burgeoning talent and brings fresh aural perspective. The 2018 Festival takes place from 24 October to 4 November - see the full line-up HERE.
Belmont Filmhouse are thrilled to be part of the Festival once again, hosting Late night soundsessions downstairs in the bar space, with tickets available directly from the soundfestival website HERE.
LATE NIGHT SOUNDSESSIONS: SPIKKER
- FRI 26 OCT AT 9PM
Jack Hughes, Simon Gall, Rory Comerford (voice & electronics) and Ben Vardi (electronics)
Featuring local musicians, Spikker is a collaborative work which re-imagines the songs and stories of the North East of
Scotland using the mediums of voice, text and electronic music.
Expect rap, ballad-song, electronic sampling of the modernist classical canon, and big bass-lines. INFO/TICKETS
LATE NIGHT SOUNDSESSIONS: REEDS, KEYS AND ELECTRONICS
- SAT 27 OCT AT 9PM
Pianist Kate Halsall presents an inventive programme of electroacoustic and mixed media works for solo keyboards by diverse UK composers.
World premieres by Scottish based composers Pippa Murphy* and Diana Salazar*, alongside works by Linda Buckley, Ailis Ni Riain, Maya Verlaak, Eleanor Cully, Rose Dodd and Katharine Norman.
Expect cutting edge sounds and ambient and immersive soundscapes. INFO/TICKETS
LATE NIGHT SOUNDSESSIONS: VIOLA AND ELECTRONICS
- FRI 2 NOV AT 9PM
Leading violists Garth Knox, Stephen Upshaw and Nic Pendlebury get together to perform a programme of new music dedicated to works for viola and electronics, including Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint for viola and multiple pre-recorded violas. INFO/TICKETS
LATE NIGHT SOUNDSESSIONS: FESTIVAL CLOSING PARTY
- SAT 3 NOV AT 9PM
Join us as we approach the end of the festival at a celebratory late night soundsession featuring many of the musicians involved in the final day’s concerts.
Local musicians will be joined by others performing at the festival for a further performance of Gavin Bryars’ Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet, Scott Dickinson (viola) will be performing Eddie McGuire’s Martyr (with a few friends), and more! INFO/TICKETS