Sounding the North Talks-Fri Something Different

Sounding the North Talks-Fri

  • Date

    Friday 27 October 2017

  • venue


  • time

    Various talks from 10am-5.30pm

  • age

    Adults, Teens

  • price

    £10 each day, Ticket allows access to all talks per day (Full Weekend pass available via box office)

  • genre

    Something Different

SOUND FESTIVAL 2017 ‐Sounding the North Talks, 27/10/17

Venue: all talks takes place in the MacRobert Building, University of Aberdeen

Sounding the North, 26‐29 October

A weekend of discussion and performance featuring artists and composers from Canada, Iceland,

Scandinavia and Scotland. Presented by sound in association with the University of Aberdeen.


10‐11am: Introduction & Keynote, Bent Sørensen (Denmark)

Keynote speech from celebrated Danish composer and professor at the Royal Danish Academy of


11.15am‐12noon: An interview with Arild Andersen (Norway)

An interview with leading bass player and composer.

2‐2.30pm: James Andean (De Montfort University, Leicester) & Andrew Bentley (University of the

Arts, Helsinki, Finland)

In Search of the Nordic Electroacoustic.

2.30‐3pm: Dr Gemma McGregor (Composer, Scotland)

Music with a Sense of Place: The Influence of the Culture and Landscape of Orkney.

3‐3.30pm: Michael McHugh (Tyneside Sounds Society)

The story of North East’s sonic and musical heritage.

4‐5.30pm: Katherine Wren (RSNO, Scotland)

Nordic Viola Project –sounds of the North Atlantic. A 6‐month project in the Faroe Islands, Iceland,

the Northern Isles of Scotland, and Greenland seeking innovative ways to create, improvise and

share music with local musicians.

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