Gordon Forum for the Arts


Autumn 2011

Sound Festival


21 October – 13 November 2011

North-East Scotland's festival of new music is driven by the passion to make new music more accessible to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. It embraces a network of local organisations to produce a varied programme of events exploring new music. The festival brings together a large range of different genres of music to appeal to a wide variety of tastes and encourage people to discover new sounds and widen their musical horizons.

This year's festival includes three events in Central Aberdeenshire. On Saturday 22 October, Music Centeral brings the flute and harp duo Hoot to the Stewart's Hall in Huntly, Inverurie Music hosts pianist Peter Johansson on Friday 4 November at the Kemnay Church Centre, and vocal trio Juice performs at Haddo House on Friday 11 November.

Saturday 22 October | 7.30pm | Stewart’s Hall, Huntly


Hoot harp and flute duo brings together Helen MacLeod and Emma Wilkins, the previous recipients of the 2008–2010 Enterprise Music Scotland Residency Project, an in-depth development programme for emerging Scottish-based chamber groups. They recently completed their final Scottish Residency Tour, having delighted audiences across the country with their eclectic mix of music.

In Huntly they will play a programme that includes music by Witold Lutoslawski, Alan Hovhaness, Toru Takemitsu, Adrian Schaposhnikov, John Corigliano and Astor Piazzolla.

Friday 4 November | 8pm | Kemnay Church Centre


Swedish pianist Peter Friis Johansson won a special prize for the best performance of contemporary music in the Scottish International Piano Competition 2010. His Kemnay recital will include the world premiere of a new work written for him by Mira-Linda Håkanson, one of Sweden's most promising composers, as well as music by Mikael Edlund and Thea Musgrave.

Since his recital debut at age 17, Peter Johansson has emerged as one of Scandinavia's most successful young performers. He has made extensive tours and performed at such venues as the Musikverein in Vienna, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Philharmonie in Cologne. In 2009 he became the artist in residence at Swedish Radio P2, and has as such made a large number of studio recordings and regularly performed as a soloist at the Berwald Hall with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

Friday 11 November | 7.30pm | Haddo House

Juice is an experimental vocal trio juice comprising Anna Snow (soprano), Sarah Dacey (soprano) and Kerry Andrew (alto). They perform an incredible mix of sounds from Central African-inspired riffs to vocal percussion; ethereal harmonies to growly drones. Their unique sound is an avant-garde mix of classical, world music, jazz, pop and folk, weaving a love of the theatrical and unusual word-setting into largely original works and improvisation. At Haddo House they will perform music by Elisabeth Lutyens, Gavin Bryars, Anna Meredith and Roxanna Panufnik, as well as their own arrangements.

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