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20 Sep
TechFest

TechFest

TechFest includes event, lectures, talks, pub quizzes, TechFest Tours, Bookbug sessions, the Activity Weekend, TechFest Goes Quiet and the Eureka Series.  

Location: Various, Aberdeen

20 Sep 18:00
TOMORROW'S DOCTORS:MEDICAL STUDENTS LEADING CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH

TOMORROW'S DOCTORS:MEDICAL STUDENTS LEADING CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH

This session is hosted by Aberdeen Student Society for Academic Medicine and will give you an insight into how tomorrow’s doctors are shaping cutting-edge research into fields such as common chronic diseases.

Location: University of Aberdeen

Cost: Free

20 Sep 18:30
FIERCE BEER BREWERY TOUR

FIERCE BEER BREWERY TOUR

Once you turn FIERCE, there is no turning back….

Location: Dyce, Aberdeen

Cost: £5

20 Sep 19:00
CAN YOU REALLY DIE OF A BROKEN HEART?

CAN YOU REALLY DIE OF A BROKEN HEART?

BHF-funded cardiovascular scientist Dr Dana Dawson will discuss this question, suggest answers and reveal the truth about this mysterious condition.

Location: University of Aberdeen

Cost: From £3

21 Sep
TechFest

TechFest

TechFest includes event, lectures, talks, pub quizzes, TechFest Tours, Bookbug sessions, the Activity Weekend, TechFest Goes Quiet and the Eureka Series.  

Location: Various, Aberdeen

21 Sep 18:00
CRUICKSHANK BOTANIC GARDEN TOUR

CRUICKSHANK BOTANIC GARDEN TOUR

Mark Paterson, Curator of the University of Aberdeen’s Cruickshank Botanic Garden, will lead you on a tour through the growing and management of Cruickshank Botanic Garden during this year.

Location: Cruickshank Botanic Garden, Aberdeen

Cost: From £3

21 Sep 19:00
SCOTTISH HISTORY AND THE GAME OF THRONES UNIVERSE

SCOTTISH HISTORY AND THE GAME OF THRONES UNIVERSE

David C. Weinczok, heritage professional, castle explorer, writer and unabashed Game of Thrones geek,  will talk about his use of live broadcasting to raise awareness of Scottish heritage.

Location: University of Aberdeen

Cost: From £3

22 Sep
TechFest

TechFest

TechFest includes event, lectures, talks, pub quizzes, TechFest Tours, Bookbug sessions, the Activity Weekend, TechFest Goes Quiet and the Eureka Series.  

Location: Various, Aberdeen

23 Sep
TechFest

TechFest

TechFest includes event, lectures, talks, pub quizzes, TechFest Tours, Bookbug sessions, the Activity Weekend, TechFest Goes Quiet and the Eureka Series.  

Location: Various, Aberdeen

23 Sep 14:00
THE HORRIBLE SCIENCE SHOW

THE HORRIBLE SCIENCE SHOW

Join author Nick Arnold for laugh-out-loud, hair-raising, brain-boggling horrible highlights of the multi-million selling worldwide hit Horrible Science books! This show is on at 2pm and 4pm. 

Location: University of Aberdeen

Cost: From £3

24 Sep
TechFest

TechFest

TechFest includes event, lectures, talks, pub quizzes, TechFest Tours, Bookbug sessions, the Activity Weekend, TechFest Goes Quiet and the Eureka Series.  

Location: Various, Aberdeen

24 Sep 12:00
[M]APPING ABERDEEN

[M]APPING ABERDEEN

Join a social walking event, around the theme of Aberdeen's March Stones, in collaboration with SportAberdeen's #marchstones project over summer 2017, using our [m]apping app.

Location: Aberdeen

Cost: From £3

25 Sep
TechFest

TechFest

TechFest includes event, lectures, talks, pub quizzes, TechFest Tours, Bookbug sessions, the Activity Weekend, TechFest Goes Quiet and the Eureka Series.  

Location: Various, Aberdeen

25 Sep 19:00
SOCIAL ENGINEERING - MANIPULATION FOR INFORMATION

SOCIAL ENGINEERING - MANIPULATION FOR INFORMATION

In his early 20s, Jamie Woodruff is one of the world’s leading authorities on hacking and cyber security. 

Location: University of Aberdeen

Cost: From £4.50

28 Sep 17:00
Saffy Setohy - Hidden Architectures (co-commission with Sound Festival)

Saffy Setohy - Hidden Architectures (co-commission with Sound Festival)

Hidden Architectures explores the body as a living instrument. Interconnectedness through sound, movement and material drive this work, which is performed by pairs of people connected mouth to mouth by almost invisible, taught threads.

Location: NESCOL, Aberdeen

Cost: From £5

4 Oct 10:00
Karl Jay Lewin – Extremely Pedestrian Chorales - Dancelive Warm Up!

Karl Jay Lewin – Extremely Pedestrian Chorales - Dancelive Warm Up!

A light-hearted look at the act of walking as dancing.  Amble, ramble, shuffle, stride, and stomp along with choreographer Karl Jay-Lewin as he leads an exploratory workshop based on new dance piece, Extremely Pedestrian Chorales. 

Location: Aberdeen Health Village

Cost: Free

7 Oct
Liz Lerman Workshops - Dancelive Warm Up!

Liz Lerman Workshops - Dancelive Warm Up!

Part of Luminate festival in Aberdeen, Liz will focus on professional dance artists in the morning and bring in elder community dancers in the afternoon.

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

12 Oct
Jo Muir - "Darkness can't exist in the Light"

Jo Muir - "Darkness can't exist in the Light"

Darkness Can’t Exist in the Light is an installation which surrounds the viewer with multiple overlapping and interjecting moments by combining abstract objects with projections and sound.

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

12 Oct
Svetlana Panova / Kirsty Russell

Svetlana Panova / Kirsty Russell

Svetlana and Kirsty will create a series of interventions that respond to spaces within The Anatomy Rooms. Both artists consider inhabitation of private and public space within their practice. Together they will be producing new investigative works in response to their collaborative dialogue. 

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

12 Oct 11:00
Federation of Scottish Theatre - Dance Forum

Federation of Scottish Theatre - Dance Forum

The Dance Forum is open to anyone with an interest in dance working across the professional dance, opera and theatre sector.

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

12 Oct 19:30
Scottish dance theatre - velvet petal: bedroom

Scottish dance theatre - velvet petal: bedroom

Choreographed by Scottish Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director Fleur Darkin and created in collaboration with this exceptional company, the Velvet Petal dancers philosophise, seduce and experiment with their bodies, clothing and ideas.

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: From £5

13 Oct
Jo Muir - "Darkness can't exist in the Light"

Jo Muir - "Darkness can't exist in the Light"

Darkness Can’t Exist in the Light is an installation which surrounds the viewer with multiple overlapping and interjecting moments by combining abstract objects with projections and sound.

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

13 Oct
Svetlana Panova / Kirsty Russell

Svetlana Panova / Kirsty Russell

Svetlana and Kirsty will create a series of interventions that respond to spaces within The Anatomy Rooms. Both artists consider inhabitation of private and public space within their practice. Together they will be producing new investigative works in response to their collaborative dialogue. 

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

13 Oct 13:00
Ema Jayne Park – “It’s not over yet”

Ema Jayne Park – “It’s not over yet”

Using movement and text Emma Jayne Park invites you to share part of her life only those closest to her witnessed; a journey of remembering, evaluating our life choices and exploring why they even matter.

Location: Seventeen, Belmont Street, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

13 Oct 19:30
Scottish dance theatre - velvet petal: bedroom

Scottish dance theatre - velvet petal: bedroom

Choreographed by Scottish Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director Fleur Darkin and created in collaboration with this exceptional company, the Velvet Petal dancers philosophise, seduce and experiment with their bodies, clothing and ideas.

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: From £5

14 Oct
Jo Muir - "Darkness can't exist in the Light"

Jo Muir - "Darkness can't exist in the Light"

Darkness Can’t Exist in the Light is an installation which surrounds the viewer with multiple overlapping and interjecting moments by combining abstract objects with projections and sound.

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

14 Oct
Svetlana Panova / Kirsty Russell

Svetlana Panova / Kirsty Russell

Svetlana and Kirsty will create a series of interventions that respond to spaces within The Anatomy Rooms. Both artists consider inhabitation of private and public space within their practice. Together they will be producing new investigative works in response to their collaborative dialogue. 

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

14 Oct 10:00
 Gray’s School of Art - Gestural Traces

Gray’s School of Art - Gestural Traces

In this 15 minutes video projection-performance, the company explore the shadows of one’s body: the formal ones, as well as the metaphorical ones.

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: From £5

14 Oct 15:00
 Rosanna Irvine - Ah kissing ​

Rosanna Irvine - Ah kissing ​

Ah kissing is a public art work performed by the public in public spaces. Ah kissing works with slowness, augmenting awareness within the environment, seeping into public spaces, with multiple acts of kissing silently emerging … and slowly melting away …

Location: St Nicholas Square, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

15 Oct
Jo Muir - "Darkness can't exist in the Light"

Jo Muir - "Darkness can't exist in the Light"

Darkness Can’t Exist in the Light is an installation which surrounds the viewer with multiple overlapping and interjecting moments by combining abstract objects with projections and sound.

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

15 Oct
Svetlana Panova / Kirsty Russell

Svetlana Panova / Kirsty Russell

Svetlana and Kirsty will create a series of interventions that respond to spaces within The Anatomy Rooms. Both artists consider inhabitation of private and public space within their practice. Together they will be producing new investigative works in response to their collaborative dialogue. 

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

16 Oct
Jo Muir - "Darkness can't exist in the Light"

Jo Muir - "Darkness can't exist in the Light"

Darkness Can’t Exist in the Light is an installation which surrounds the viewer with multiple overlapping and interjecting moments by combining abstract objects with projections and sound.

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

16 Oct
Svetlana Panova / Kirsty Russell

Svetlana Panova / Kirsty Russell

Svetlana and Kirsty will create a series of interventions that respond to spaces within The Anatomy Rooms. Both artists consider inhabitation of private and public space within their practice. Together they will be producing new investigative works in response to their collaborative dialogue. 

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

17 Oct
Jo Muir - "Darkness can't exist in the Light"

Jo Muir - "Darkness can't exist in the Light"

Darkness Can’t Exist in the Light is an installation which surrounds the viewer with multiple overlapping and interjecting moments by combining abstract objects with projections and sound.

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

17 Oct
Svetlana Panova / Kirsty Russell

Svetlana Panova / Kirsty Russell

Svetlana and Kirsty will create a series of interventions that respond to spaces within The Anatomy Rooms. Both artists consider inhabitation of private and public space within their practice. Together they will be producing new investigative works in response to their collaborative dialogue. 

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

18 Oct
Jo Muir - "Darkness can't exist in the Light"

Jo Muir - "Darkness can't exist in the Light"

Darkness Can’t Exist in the Light is an installation which surrounds the viewer with multiple overlapping and interjecting moments by combining abstract objects with projections and sound.

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

18 Oct
Svetlana Panova / Kirsty Russell

Svetlana Panova / Kirsty Russell

Svetlana and Kirsty will create a series of interventions that respond to spaces within The Anatomy Rooms. Both artists consider inhabitation of private and public space within their practice. Together they will be producing new investigative works in response to their collaborative dialogue. 

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

19 Oct
Jo Muir - "Darkness can't exist in the Light"

Jo Muir - "Darkness can't exist in the Light"

Darkness Can’t Exist in the Light is an installation which surrounds the viewer with multiple overlapping and interjecting moments by combining abstract objects with projections and sound.

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

19 Oct
Svetlana Panova / Kirsty Russell

Svetlana Panova / Kirsty Russell

Svetlana and Kirsty will create a series of interventions that respond to spaces within The Anatomy Rooms. Both artists consider inhabitation of private and public space within their practice. Together they will be producing new investigative works in response to their collaborative dialogue. 

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

19 Oct 13:00
Talk - Art is the new oil

Talk - Art is the new oil

Join the Festival Director and several of the visiting festival artists to discuss the theme of this years festival – Art is the New Oil!

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

19 Oct 14:00
Karl Jay Lewin – Extremely Pedestrian Chorales

Karl Jay Lewin – Extremely Pedestrian Chorales

A light-hearted look at the act of walking as dancing.  Amble, ramble, shuffle, stride, and stomp along with choreographer Karl Jay-Lewin as he leads an exploratory workshop based on new dance piece, Extremely Pedestrian Chorales.

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

19 Oct 19:30
 Antony Hamilton Projects – Meeting ‘Scottish Premier’

Antony Hamilton Projects – Meeting ‘Scottish Premier’

MEETING reveals a fascination with the articulation of the body and mind in motion. A choreographic study stripped to the bare essentials, the work pairs Antony Hamilton’s compulsive choreography with Alisdair Macindoe’s obsessive machine-making practice.

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: From £5

20 Oct
Jo Muir - "Darkness can't exist in the Light"

Jo Muir - "Darkness can't exist in the Light"

Darkness Can’t Exist in the Light is an installation which surrounds the viewer with multiple overlapping and interjecting moments by combining abstract objects with projections and sound.

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

20 Oct
Svetlana Panova / Kirsty Russell

Svetlana Panova / Kirsty Russell

Svetlana and Kirsty will create a series of interventions that respond to spaces within The Anatomy Rooms. Both artists consider inhabitation of private and public space within their practice. Together they will be producing new investigative works in response to their collaborative dialogue. 

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

20 Oct 19:30
 Antony Hamilton Projects – Meeting ‘Scottish Premier’

Antony Hamilton Projects – Meeting ‘Scottish Premier’

MEETING reveals a fascination with the articulation of the body and mind in motion. A choreographic study stripped to the bare essentials, the work pairs Antony Hamilton’s compulsive choreography with Alisdair Macindoe’s obsessive machine-making practice.

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: From £5

21 Oct
Jo Muir - "Darkness can't exist in the Light"

Jo Muir - "Darkness can't exist in the Light"

Darkness Can’t Exist in the Light is an installation which surrounds the viewer with multiple overlapping and interjecting moments by combining abstract objects with projections and sound.

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

21 Oct
Svetlana Panova / Kirsty Russell

Svetlana Panova / Kirsty Russell

Svetlana and Kirsty will create a series of interventions that respond to spaces within The Anatomy Rooms. Both artists consider inhabitation of private and public space within their practice. Together they will be producing new investigative works in response to their collaborative dialogue. 

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

21 Oct 16:00
Room 2 Manoeuver - (Part of Project Strive)

Room 2 Manoeuver - (Part of Project Strive)

Without a Hitch will feature an international cast featuring Finnish, Swedish and UK dancers.

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

21 Oct 17:00
Triple Bill - Elisabeth Schilling / Kathryn Spence / Sara Kamal

Triple Bill - Elisabeth Schilling / Kathryn Spence / Sara Kamal

Triple Bill offers our audience the chance to catch all three of Citymoves Summer Residencies programme in one beautiful bundle!

Location: Citymoves Studio, Aberdeen

Cost: From £5

21 Oct 19:00
Colette Sadler - "Learning from the Future"

Colette Sadler - "Learning from the Future"

A dance performance by Colette Sadler. Learning from the future is a performance that wishes to speculate on the future of human bodies in the wake of technological and scientific progress.

Location: Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Cost: From £8

21 Oct 21:00
 Antony Hamilton Projects – Meeting ‘Scottish Premier’

Antony Hamilton Projects – Meeting ‘Scottish Premier’

MEETING reveals a fascination with the articulation of the body and mind in motion. A choreographic study stripped to the bare essentials, the work pairs Antony Hamilton’s compulsive choreography with Alisdair Macindoe’s obsessive machine-making practice.

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: From £5

22 Oct
Jo Muir - "Darkness can't exist in the Light"

Jo Muir - "Darkness can't exist in the Light"

Darkness Can’t Exist in the Light is an installation which surrounds the viewer with multiple overlapping and interjecting moments by combining abstract objects with projections and sound.

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

22 Oct
Svetlana Panova / Kirsty Russell

Svetlana Panova / Kirsty Russell

Svetlana and Kirsty will create a series of interventions that respond to spaces within The Anatomy Rooms. Both artists consider inhabitation of private and public space within their practice. Together they will be producing new investigative works in response to their collaborative dialogue. 

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

22 Oct 18:00
Room 2 Manoeuver - (Part of Project Strive)- Workshop

Room 2 Manoeuver - (Part of Project Strive)- Workshop

Without a Hitch will feature an international cast featuring Finnish, Swedish and UK dancers.

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

23 Oct
Jo Muir - "Darkness can't exist in the Light"

Jo Muir - "Darkness can't exist in the Light"

Darkness Can’t Exist in the Light is an installation which surrounds the viewer with multiple overlapping and interjecting moments by combining abstract objects with projections and sound.

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

23 Oct
Svetlana Panova / Kirsty Russell

Svetlana Panova / Kirsty Russell

Svetlana and Kirsty will create a series of interventions that respond to spaces within The Anatomy Rooms. Both artists consider inhabitation of private and public space within their practice. Together they will be producing new investigative works in response to their collaborative dialogue. 

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

24 Oct
Jo Muir - "Darkness can't exist in the Light"

Jo Muir - "Darkness can't exist in the Light"

Darkness Can’t Exist in the Light is an installation which surrounds the viewer with multiple overlapping and interjecting moments by combining abstract objects with projections and sound.

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

24 Oct
Svetlana Panova / Kirsty Russell

Svetlana Panova / Kirsty Russell

Svetlana and Kirsty will create a series of interventions that respond to spaces within The Anatomy Rooms. Both artists consider inhabitation of private and public space within their practice. Together they will be producing new investigative works in response to their collaborative dialogue. 

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

24 Oct 19:30
Scottish Ballet Stravinsky

Scottish Ballet Stravinsky

Experience the bold, sensual power of Igor Stravinsky’s scores, performed by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.

Location: His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen

Cost: From £20

25 Oct
Jo Muir - "Darkness can't exist in the Light"

Jo Muir - "Darkness can't exist in the Light"

Darkness Can’t Exist in the Light is an installation which surrounds the viewer with multiple overlapping and interjecting moments by combining abstract objects with projections and sound.

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

25 Oct
Svetlana Panova / Kirsty Russell

Svetlana Panova / Kirsty Russell

Svetlana and Kirsty will create a series of interventions that respond to spaces within The Anatomy Rooms. Both artists consider inhabitation of private and public space within their practice. Together they will be producing new investigative works in response to their collaborative dialogue. 

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

25 Oct 19:30
Scottish Ballet Stravinsky

Scottish Ballet Stravinsky

Experience the bold, sensual power of Igor Stravinsky’s scores, performed by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.

Location: His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen

Cost: From £20

26 Oct
Jo Muir - "Darkness can't exist in the Light"

Jo Muir - "Darkness can't exist in the Light"

Darkness Can’t Exist in the Light is an installation which surrounds the viewer with multiple overlapping and interjecting moments by combining abstract objects with projections and sound.

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

26 Oct
Svetlana Panova / Kirsty Russell

Svetlana Panova / Kirsty Russell

Svetlana and Kirsty will create a series of interventions that respond to spaces within The Anatomy Rooms. Both artists consider inhabitation of private and public space within their practice. Together they will be producing new investigative works in response to their collaborative dialogue. 

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

26 Oct 18:00
Composers’ Kitchen with Quatuor Bozzini

Composers’ Kitchen with Quatuor Bozzini

Sound and Music, the Bozzini Quartet and sound are thrilled to present the premiere performance of new works by composers Rebecca Bruton, Jason Doell, Lawrence Dunn and Sarah Lianne Lewis as part of the Composers’ Kitchen project 2017-18.

Location: King's College Chapel, Aberdeen

Cost: From £5

26 Oct 18:30
Roberta Jean - "Brocade"

Roberta Jean - "Brocade"

Featuring an ensemble of female performers, Brocade is both physical and musical, inspired by the women it frames, their presence and the wider, historical and contemporary notions of craft and physical work.

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: From £5

26 Oct 20:00
Arild Andersen's Rose Window Trio featuring Kirsten Bråten Berg

Arild Andersen's Rose Window Trio featuring Kirsten Bråten Berg

Led by legendary Norwegian bassist/ composer Arild Andersen and featuring the vocals of traditional singer Kirsten Bråten Berg, Arild’s all-star ‘Rose Window Trio’ makes its Aberdeen debut. 

Location: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen

Cost: From £5

26 Oct 22:00
Late night soundsessions: Erik-Mikael Karlsson and invisiblEARts

Late night soundsessions: Erik-Mikael Karlsson and invisiblEARts

Scotland’s collective of acousmatic composers (Robert Dow, Alistair MacDonald, Pippa Murphy, Diana Salazar and Pete Stollery) will be joined by Sweden’s Erik-Mikael Karlsson performing multi-channel electronic music, both live and pre-recorded.

Location: The Belmont Filmhouse, Aberdeen

Cost: From £5

27 Oct
Jo Muir - "Darkness can't exist in the Light"

Jo Muir - "Darkness can't exist in the Light"

Darkness Can’t Exist in the Light is an installation which surrounds the viewer with multiple overlapping and interjecting moments by combining abstract objects with projections and sound.

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

27 Oct
Svetlana Panova / Kirsty Russell

Svetlana Panova / Kirsty Russell

Svetlana and Kirsty will create a series of interventions that respond to spaces within The Anatomy Rooms. Both artists consider inhabitation of private and public space within their practice. Together they will be producing new investigative works in response to their collaborative dialogue. 

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

27 Oct 13:00
Quatuor Bozzini

Quatuor Bozzini

A programme of music from Canada, Iceland and Scotland. Icebergs et Soleil de minuitby Simon Martin pays homage to the distinguished Canadian painter Jean-Paul Riopelle. 

Location: St Machar's Cathedral, Aberdeen

Cost: From £5

27 Oct 19:00
Marc Brew - "Brew Band"

Marc Brew - "Brew Band"

Join Marc Brew Company for BREWBAND- Scotland’s new super band –that blurs boundaries and challenges people’s perceptions of identity.

Location: Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Cost: From £8

27 Oct 19:30
James Clapperton (piano) and Zoe Martlew (cello)

James Clapperton (piano) and Zoe Martlew (cello)

Location: University of Aberdeen

Cost: From £5

27 Oct 21:00
 Claire Cunningham - "Guide Gods"

Claire Cunningham - "Guide Gods"

Claire is disabled.  Is it the will of a higher power?  Is she paying for the mistakes of a past life?  Is it a test for her, or a punishment for her parents?  Could she, should she be healed?  Is she welcomed by all faiths or will it all prove just too inaccessible?

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: From £5

28 Oct
Promenade Concert

Promenade Concert

soundfestival's popular, family-friendly promenade concert, starting with rowies & tea/coffee/juice before progressing through the Maritime Museum to discover three short new music performances from musicians including Lesley Wilson (basson) and Zoe Martlew (cello).

Location: Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Cost: Free

28 Oct
Jo Muir - "Darkness can't exist in the Light"

Jo Muir - "Darkness can't exist in the Light"

Darkness Can’t Exist in the Light is an installation which surrounds the viewer with multiple overlapping and interjecting moments by combining abstract objects with projections and sound.

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

28 Oct
Svetlana Panova / Kirsty Russell

Svetlana Panova / Kirsty Russell

Svetlana and Kirsty will create a series of interventions that respond to spaces within The Anatomy Rooms. Both artists consider inhabitation of private and public space within their practice. Together they will be producing new investigative works in response to their collaborative dialogue. 

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

28 Oct 13:00
Edinburgh Quartet

Edinburgh Quartet

The Edinburgh Quartet perform a programme by Scottish contemporary composers. 

Location: St Machar's Cathedral, Aberdeen

Cost: From £5

28 Oct 16:00
Andiamo Fagotto - Let's go Bassoon!

Andiamo Fagotto - Let's go Bassoon!

Journey in time, space and imagination as Lesley Wilson plays music that will amuse and intrigue!

Location: The Bothy, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire

Cost: From £5

28 Oct 17:00
Hidden Architectures

Hidden Architectures

A new interdisciplinary collaboration between choreographer Saffy Setohy and sound artist/composer Jan HendrickseHidden Architectures explores the connections and social knots that we make as humans. 

Location: North East Scotland College, Aberdeen

Cost: From £5

28 Oct 19:00
Marc Brew - "Brew Band"

Marc Brew - "Brew Band"

Join Marc Brew Company for BREWBAND- Scotland’s new super band –that blurs boundaries and challenges people’s perceptions of identity.

Location: Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Cost: From £8

28 Oct 19:30
Song Circus

Song Circus

This evening’s performance features Song Circus, a Norwegian female vocal ensemble specialising in contemporary music and improvisation. 

Location: University of Aberdeen

Cost: From £5

28 Oct 21:00
Roberta Jean - "Brocade"

Roberta Jean - "Brocade"

Featuring an ensemble of female performers, Brocade is both physical and musical, inspired by the women it frames, their presence and the wider, historical and contemporary notions of craft and physical work.

Location: The Anatomy Rooms, Aberdeen

Cost: From £5

28 Oct 22:00
Late night soundsessions: Quatuor Bozzini with Kim Myhr (12-string guitar), Caroline Bergvall (poet), Ingar Zach (percussion)

Late night soundsessions: Quatuor Bozzini with Kim Myhr (12-string guitar), Caroline Bergvall (poet), Ingar Zach (percussion)

A festival highlight at the Festival International Musique Actuelle in Victoriaville, Canada, Kim Myhr’s Pressing clouds passing crowds slowly and intensely moves between sound and poetry.

Location: Belmont Filmhouse, Aberdeen

Cost: From £5

2 Nov 12:45
Frauke Jürgensen (soprano) and Claire Babington (cello)

Frauke Jürgensen (soprano) and Claire Babington (cello)

Frauke Jürgensen (soprano) and Claire Babington (cello) give the UK premiere of Geoff Palmer's Unidentified Edges on poems by Anne
Cluysenaar. The programme will also contain 17th century songs by Dowland with Nathan Bissette (lute).

Location: Aberdeen Citadel

Cost: Free

2 Nov 19:00
In Place

In Place

In Place explores a sense of place in the British Isles; how it informs our cultural identity; shapes our language and dialects; provides both solace and stimulation, and contains histories both universal and personal.

Location: Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Cost: From £5

2 Nov 20:00
Nautilus

Nautilus

Nautilus quartet featuring bassist Robert Lucaciu, drummer Philipp Scholz, pianist Jürgen Friedrich and saxophonist Hayden Chisholm will take you on a spontaneous musical adventure full of harmony and free flowing ideas.

Location: The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen

3 Nov 19:00
Clyde's Water

Clyde's Water

This evening’s performance features a programme of music including Clyde’s Water, a recently reworked version of a work for multiple bassoonists, voice and electronics by Rory Comerford.

Location: The Salmon Bothy, Aberdeenshire

Cost: From £5

3 Nov 19:00
An open rehearsal: new music for bassoon

An open rehearsal: new music for bassoon

We would like to invite you to an open rehearsal and discussion with musicians performing a one-of-a-kind concert the following day featuring 8 bassoonists brought together by professional bassoonist Lesley Wilson.

3 Nov 19:30
Celebrating Chris Cadwur James

Celebrating Chris Cadwur James

Chris was a much-loved teacher, composer, and performer on the staff at the University of Aberdeen Music department, who died ten years ago this year. This concert features music composed by him, along with music by composers who influenced him. There will also be performances by past winners of the Chris Cadwur James Concerto Competition and music from winners of the Chris Cadwur James
Composition Prize.

Location: King's College Chapel, Aberdeen

Cost: From £5

3 Nov 22:00
Late night soundsessions: Mark Lyken

Late night soundsessions: Mark Lyken

This intimate performance brings together the distinct practices of two artists, Mark Lyken and Kevin Andrew Morris.

Location: Belmont Filmhouse, Aberdeen

Cost: From £5

4 Nov
Family Concert

Family Concert

A fun, family-friendly concert of aqua-inspired and ‘fishy’ music with Jamie Lawson at MacDuff Marine Aquarium. Performances at 11.45am, 12.45pm and 2.45pm.

Location: MacDuff Marine Aquarium, Aberdeenshire

4 Nov 12:00
New music for bassoon

New music for bassoon

A one-of-a-kind concert featuring professional and local semi-professional bassoonists brought together by Lesley Wilson who has been promoting new music for the bassoon ever since her days as Principal Bassoon in the RSNO.

Location: St Andrew's Cathedral, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

4 Nov 17:30
In Place

In Place

In Place explores a sense of place in the British Isles; how it informs our cultural identity; shapes our language and dialects; provides both solace and stimulation, and contains histories both universal and personal.

Location: Logie Coldstone Village Hall

Cost: From £5

4 Nov 19:00
Mr McFall’s Chamber with Peter Whelan (bassoon)

Mr McFall’s Chamber with Peter Whelan (bassoon)

The English poet, John Keats, used to entertain his friends at parties with his imitation of the bassoon. 

Location: The Barn, Banchory, Aberdeenshire

Cost: From £5

4 Nov 22:00
Late night soundsessions: You Are Wolf

Late night soundsessions: You Are Wolf

You Are Wolf (vocalist/composer Kerry Andrew with multi-instrumentalist Sam Hall and percussionist Peter Ashwell) present folk songs and lore with unusual, electronica-tinged arrangements. Their new project, KELD, explores the theme of freshwater, with traditional and original songs about banshees and water sprites, vengeful rivers and wild swimming.

Location: Belmont Filmhouse, Aberdeen

Cost: From £5

5 Nov 15:00
Laurence Perkins: Bassoon Voyager Scottish Tour

Laurence Perkins: Bassoon Voyager Scottish Tour

Bassoon Voyager is a multimedia live concert performance by UK solo bassoonist Laurence Perkins – a unique presentation featuring solo bassoon with projected video and still images.

Location: Monymusk Arts Trust, Aberdeenshire

Cost: £12

5 Nov 15:00
Rohan de Saram (cello), Suren de Saram (percussion) and Kausikan Rajeshkumar (piano)

Rohan de Saram (cello), Suren de Saram (percussion) and Kausikan Rajeshkumar (piano)

This afternoon’s programme will include the premiere of Arias and Cadenzas*, a new work from David Ward to accompany specially filmed video projections by Oonagh Devoy. 

Location: The Barn, Banchory, Aberdeenshire

Cost: From £5

7 Nov 13:10
Christian Wilson (organ)

Christian Wilson (organ)

Location: King's College Chapel, Aberdeen

Cost: Free

7 Nov 14:30
The Organ in Contemporary Music Today

The Organ in Contemporary Music Today

Christian Wilson and Roger B. Williams lead a discussion on the role of the organ in new and avant garde music.

Cost: Free



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