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Sonic Bothy updates

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Here is a wee update about Sonic Bothy inclusive contemporary music ensemble shenanigans during 2017.

2017 gigs

16 March: Mono, Glasgow
22 June: CCA, Glasgow
24 August: Mono, Glasgow
7 Dec: Recital Room, City Halls, Glasgow  (joint performance with the One Ensemble)

Founder and Creative Director Claire Docherty is on maternity leave from June and lovely Alex South has joined the creative team. We have also been collaborating this year with the One Ensemble, through a series of  joint workshops to develop new work. We look forward to sharing in a joint performance on 7th December as listed above.

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BBC Radio 3 Exposure

BBC Radio 3 Exposure

I’m very excited to be part of the first programme for a brand new BBC Radio 3 series – Exposure. The programme ‘explores the local alternative and underground music scenes’.

The live event is on 23rd September 2016 in Glasgow at the Glad Cafe. The programme will be broadcast on 29th September at 11 pm and available online for a month.

Sonic Bothy Award

Sonic Bothy 8 Panes
Sonic Bothy rehearsing ‘8 Panes’ in City Halls, Glasgow.

Some excellent news for Sonic Bothy recently.

Sonic Bothy was one of several Glasgow Life/City Council partnered projects submitted to the National Music Council Awards, and was very excited to receive the Paritor Award for New Music in Education. Read more about the Paritor Award and other winners at the National Music Council website.

Read more about Sonic Bothy inclusive contemporary music ensemble here.


Sonic Bothy at Sound

In September we had a Sound Lab concert in the Recital Room at City Halls, Glasgow and in early November the ensemble was in residence at Sound Festival in Aberdeen.

We had a jam-packed few days of workshops and rehearsals with a final concert in the Phoenix Centre, in the very wonderful Newton Dee Village set on a farm. Find out more about Sonic Bothy ensemble at the Sonic Bothy website.

Sonic Bothy at Counterflows

I am delighted to have been working with inclusive contempoary music ensemble Sonic Bothy leading up to a performance at Counterflows Festival 2014. We have been exploring a combination of recorded and acoustic sounds – merging them to create an atmospheric, improvised live performance.