‘Musical magnet’

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This weekend, (November 4 to 8), Donside and Deeside will be a musical magnet as Sound stages concerts and events in Migvie Church, Left Bank and Woodend Barn.

The weekend kicks off at 7pm tomorrow (Friday), with the opening of Private Space, a Sound-art project by Ross Whyte and Shenpen Chokyi at Left Bank in Tarland.

This free Sound installation will be open throughout the weekend for people to drop in and experience. Tomorrow (Friday) also sees a welcome return to ound for Mercury Prize nominated performer, King Creosote, who will be by joined by Scottish four-piece Kid Canaveral, with their uplifting and melodic Indie pop sounds in a gig starting at 8pm in Woodend Barn.

On the afternoon of Saturday (November 5), before heading out for a bonfire night event perhaps, audiences will have the rare chance to hear a performance in the beautiful Migvie Church. Viola player, Scott Dickinson, will play works by Britten, Stravinsky, Ligetti and more in a concert that begins at 3pm.

On Sunday (November 6) Woodend Barn presents the talented young English pianist Christopher Baxter, in a programme of pieces by Haydn, Granados, Liszt and Scottish composer, Thea Musgrave.

The following Tuesday, also at the Barn, Bill Thompson will stage one of his Burning Harpsichord concerts. He will be joined by composer and cellist, Claire M Singer in a live electronics set starting at 8pm.

“Sound is about new music in all its forms - from rock pop and indie to jazz, classical and electro-acoustic.” said Fiona Robertson, programme co-ordinator of Sound Festival. “We hope that people will enjoy experiencing all these different musical events in such an interesting variety of venues during the third weekend of the 2011 festival.”

Tickets for all Sound Festival events are available via Aberdeen box office on (01224) 641122 or online at: www.boxofficeaberdeen.com