Noisy Nights

Noisy nights are Red Note’s informal New Music nights, held several times each year in Edinburgh and Glasgow (and sometimes further afield too). After an intensive period of writing and rehearsals with Red Note’s musicians, a new group of composers gets their brand new work, developed with Red Note, heard by an audience for the first time.

Noisy Nights are the place to hear emerging new musical ideas and voices: they’re a place to meet music-lovers, curious minds, musicians, composers and artists in an informal space and hear some of the best examples of brand new music while having a beer. They’re fun, free and your chance to listen to (and compose for) the musicians of Red Note.

All sorts of music are welcomed here – as are all sorts of listeners. And, with the established 10 Minute Composer’s Challenge, all audience members also get the chance to write their own pieces to be played by the ensemble during the show.

If you’re a composer, visit our CALLS FOR SCORES page to find out the instrumental line-up each time and how to get your own musical voice heard at Noisy Nights.