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Go Compose! 2020

Are you a young composer or creative musician aged 14 – 19 years, interested in stretching your composing skills? Go Compose! is a unique opportunity to work with professional composers and musicians.
Spend some time developing your skills in composition with the help of professional composers Naomi Pinnock and Gareth Williams who will guide you through the process of writing a piece of music from start to finish. You will write a trio for the French horn, viola and cello played by Red Note Ensemble musicians Chris Gough, Katie Wilkinson and Robert Irvine.

The course will be delivered online via zoom. To take part you will need a laptop or computer with music writing software and decent internet connection for the Zoom workshops.*
*sound have laptops with Sibelius software they can loan participants based locally for the duration of the course. Please indicate on your application if you require this and they will contact you about collection and drop off.

This is an approximate course timetable – full details will be given upon registration.Sun 11 Oct | 2 – 8pm
Mon 12 Oct | 10am – 5pm
Tue 13 Oct | 10am – 5pm
We aim to end the course with some form of sharing or pre-recorded concert TBC.

To apply for a place on Go Compose please complete the online registration form here. (Cost: £60)

The deadline for applying is Monday 5 October.

Places are limited: There are 10 places on the course and priority will be given to young people based in the north east of Scotland where sound is based.

Feedback from previous years:

“Hearing my piece was like a dream come true.”
“One of the best experiences I have ever had.”

“A very interesting and informative course that I strongly recommend to others. I would love to come back again next year.”
“The best thing about Go Compose was hearing my piece being played by professional musicians!”

Go Compose! is a UK-wide project encouraging more young people aged 14 – 19 (and in full-time education) to develop their creative voices and make new work. Initiated and promoted UK-wide by Sound and Music, Go Compose! is delivered in Scotland exclusively by our friends at sound, in collaboration with Red Note.

If you need any further information please contact Ellen by emailing: participate@sound-scotland.co.uk
11 October, 2020 - 0:00
13 October, 2020 - 23:59


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