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Noisy Nights 2022 at sound – Call for Scores

Noisy Nights is finally back! Our first event will take place at the 2022 sound festival in Aberdeen on Wednesday 26th October – deadline for submissions is Monday 10th October, 9am.

Noisy Nights provide an outlet to hear emerging new musical ideas and voices.

After two years doing it online, we are finally back live and for our first event we have partnered with sound to perform at the 2022 sound festival. Three Red Note musicians will perform 8 short new 5-minute works selected from the open call (details below).

The concert will be held at the Belmont Filmhouse in Aberdeen, on Wednesday 26th October, 9pm (see www.sound-scotland.co.uk for full details).


Call for Scores

Are you interested in writing a piece of music 3-5min long for Scotland’s contemporary music ensemble? Then this call is for you.

     – Maximum length 5 minutes
     – Instrumentation is Viola, Double Bass and Vibraphone
     – Only new works composed for this call will be accepted
     – Deadline 10th October (9am – UK time)

Please note the scores should not include electronics or any pre-recorded parts, and when writing please consider that these concerts are rehearsed in a short time frame.

Full score and parts in PDF format to be submitted to Flore at admin@rednoteensemble.com by 9am (UK time) on Monday 10th October. Please include full name and contact in your submission email and use the subject “Noisy Nights Sound – Application”. Late submissions will not be accepted.

A maximum of 8 pieces will be selected by a panel of musicians and composers from Red Note and sound. North-east Scotland-based composers are especially encouraged to apply.
Selected composers will be notified on the 14th October and the rehearsals and concert will be held on the 26th October.

If you have any questions or access requirements, please contact Sarah at sarah@rednoteensemble.com. She will be your point of contact if you need help or advice.

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

All applicants must also complete an anonymous Equal Opportunities Monitoring form. This
will help Red Note Ensemble to better understand the reach and fairness of our selection

Please CLICK HERE to download the monitoring form. Once completed please send it by
email to sarah@rednoteensemble.com

Red Note and sound are PRS Foundation Talent Development Partners.

10 October, 2022 - 9:00 to 9:00


We would like to encourage our audience to use low emission forms of transport to attend our concerts. Please use the links below to find out how to get there by public transport and cycling: