A large-scale sound and music event to be performed in and projected from four locations in Aberdeen city centre. The performance examines issues around space, place and identity, using the city centre as a kind of ‘theme park of sound’ where residents and visitors can ‘play’.
‘Aberdeen SoundPark’ explores the richness and variety of the sonic and musical landscape of the city, as well as providing an uplifting celebration of its spaces. An immersive sonic experience over a period of 30 minutes, including recognisable sounds of Aberdeen (church bells, ship horns, seagulls), mingling with music and words reflecting Aberdeen’s past and present and displaying the lived experience of the diverse community of Aberdonians. On top of this, the audience will enjoy specially composed music played by local brass players, performed in all four locations and explore the distances between them.
As our daily lives begin to recover from the pandemic, the artist hopes that the people of Aberdeen will gain a positive sense of well-being from this “sounding” of their city, following this strange and uncomfortable period of time, when access to spaces was restricted and a sense of identity challenged.