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A Gathering of Contemporary Musicians and Creators in Scotland!

We are delighted to announce our conference/showcase for this year, In Cahoots, which will be looking at collaboration between new music professionals and other art forms. The weekend will include keynote speeches, workshops, discussions and showings of work. Tickets are onsale NOW! See below for info.

Full programme –

Workshops with:
Rob Kennedy on visual arts and new music
Zoe Strachan on literature and new music
Kenny McAlpine on computer games and new music
Nele Hertling on dance and new music
Bill Bankes-Jones from Tete a Tete on theatre and new music
Hilmar Thordarson on video and new music

Works presented will include:
’The Wakeful Chamber’ by Pippa Murphy and Rebecca Sharp, ’Sandglass’ by Thomas Butler and Lucy Boyes, a number of new music and visual art collaborations, Matthew Collings’ and Jules Rawlinson’s Requiem for Edward Snowdon, David Lang’s The Little Match Girl Passion, performances from Ensemble Thing, Red Note Ensemble and much much more.

There are a number od free places for local people and an opportunity for young artists to take part in a soundlab with composer Stephen Deazley.

Soundlab is a place where young musicians, composers, artists, actors, directors, dancers, choreographers and anyone from any art form can come together to collaborate, create and exchange ideas. A free playspace allowing risk-taking and sharing. The lab runs 12-6 on Friday 23rd october and 10-5 on Saturday 24th. For information on the free places and/or the soundlab, please email Nicola Henderson –



Please note that there are a few options for booking your place. There is a full price option, a membership discount and an option to become a member now and take advantage of the discount (and future discounts). If anything is unclear, please don’t hesitate in getting in touch. email:

Firstly fill out the application form (pdf or word) then please click below to specify what payment to make. You will be taken to PayPal who will process your payment.

Type Full Members Membership + Conference!
Organisations £105 £70 £100
Individuals £75 £50 £55
Students £30 £20 £25


If you are joining please make sure to have read the below documents. They can be returned to either info(at) or New Music Scotland c/o, Woodend Barn, Banchory AB31 5QA

Members Agreement Articles of Association

Attendees Confirmed

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