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This year’s sound festival continues at Banchory’s Woodend Barn, with some exciting new musical works in very diverse forms.

Bill Thompson returns at 8pm on Tuesday, November 8, as part of the Burning Harpsichord Series, this time with Scottish composer and cellist Claire M Singer, to create sound installations and live electronic work. Both use multi-media to challenge the perceived boundaries of music as an art form.

A triple bill from Soundings at 7.30pm on Thursday, November 10, includes Remembering…..Forgetting, a brutal and tender tribute to the poet Esenin; Tape Piece, exploring the relationship between physical action, space and sound; and November which comes from the longer Falling Man, and looks at the impact of those dealing with their grief and loss after 9/11. All three pieces combine dance with new music.

Considered by many to be the finest silent film to come out of Hollywood, Sunrise, A Song of Two Humans is accompanied by live music from Aberdeen-born guitarist Graeme Stephen and his Quintet.

This brings a radically-modern perspective to the film and a thoroughly enjoyable evening at 8pm on Friday, November 11, of live jazz/folk music.

Tickets are available from the Woodend Barn box office on (01330) 825431.