Aberdeen Council Funds Exciting Sound Community Work!


Great news for fans of contemporary and experimental music in Aberdeen! The city council has awarded £37,000 in funding to the Sound Festival to support its groundbreaking work with young people and the local music community.

This significant boost comes from the Aberdeen City Council's Shared Prosperity Fund, which awarded grants to a variety of impactful local organisations. The fund promises to support the Sound's existing programs and pave the way for exciting new initiatives.

What Does This Mean for Aberdeen?

The funding will primarily support the following aspects of Sound’s work:

  • Get Creative: A dynamic outreach project focused on unlocking creativity and music composition in young people.
  • Any Enemy: Sound’s collaboration with our local new music ensemble, which performs new and experimental music.
  • Con Anima: Sound’s collaboration with our local chamber choir known for its adventurous repertoire.

The Any Enemy ensemble.

In addition to enhancing these programs, the grant will also enable:

  • In-school Workshops: Students will get to work with musicians from Any Enemy, developing their compositions and learning about cutting-edge music techniques.
  • Composer Development: Collaboration and mentorship for aspiring composers.

This is a wonderful example of how investment in the arts strengthens our community and inspires young minds.