Sonic Bothy Kickstarter

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Counterflows is the core event of AC Projects but there are many other things that we do and this includes supporting new music residencies, installations and commissions. Coming up soon is a wonderful project from Sonic Bothy and although this has been supported by AC Projects, they still need to compete their funding and are looking for your support.

As many of you will know, Sonic Bothy is an award-winning Inclusive ensemble bringing together musicians with an additional learning need and Glasgow-based professional musicians to explore, compose and perform contemporary music.

Sonic Bothy are trying to raise funds to undertake an exciting residency at the CCA (Centre of Contemporary Art) in Glasgow during November 2015. This exciting opportunity will allow the Sonic Bothy musicians time to develop new music, whilst exploring the ideas behind the residency’s theme ‘Space + Listening + Democracy’.

To date, the work of Sonic Bothy has been funded with the aid of two funding awards from Creative Scotland but as yet, they have been unable to secure funding for this residency, which is why they need your help.

In total Sonic Bothy need to raise £2000 to enable the month long residency to happen. They have received £1000 from AC Projects but need to raise a further £1000 and to help raise the funds needed Sonic Bothy have launched a Kickstarter Campaign.

If you would like to help here is a link to the Kickstarter campaign.

Any donation, £5, £10…will be very gratefully received by Sonic Bothy.

More about this project…
Sonic Bothy is an award-winning Inclusive ensemble bringing together musicians with an additional learning need and Glasgow-based musicians to explore, compose and perform contemporary music. It was formed by musician and director, Claire Docherty, who has more than 10 years experience of delivering and developing participatory arts projects, and is comprised of an innovative and experienced team of 9 mixed-ability, creative musicians, some of whom are musicians/educators in Scotland’s new music scene.

To date, the work of Sonic Bothy has been funded with the aid of two funding awards from Creative Scotland but as yet, we have been unable to secure funding for this residency, which is why we need your help.

During the months of October and November Sonic Bothy has been invited by AC Projects to undertake an exciting and dynamic creative residency at CCA, Glasgow, called ‘Space + Listening + Democracy’. This exciting opportunity will allow the musicians time to develop new music, whilst exploring the ideas behind the residency’s themes.

Sonic Bothy will benefit from the opportunity to collaborate with artists Kirsty Stansfield and The One Ensemble, and in addition will deliver open learning sessions that will benefit around 30 other interested musicians with a disability. A sharing event will take place at the end of the residency to discuss our work, the outcome of which will in turn shape and inform future work.

Sonic Bothy is a truly unusual thing – an artist and participant-led new music ensemble with a fierce commitment to democracy, collaboration and creating original music embedded in Scotland’s new and experimental music landscapes.

We hope that you can help us to ensure that we are able to realise this opportunity to its fullest potential.

You can find out more about the residency here.

Risks and challenges

Until we reach our full funding amount we can’t contract some artists that we are very keen to collaborate with, that we feel will be greatly beneficial to our development. The sooner we are able to reach our target the sooner these arrangements can take place; our members bring a range of experience that will ensure the smooth running of the project from this point on.

Thanks for any help that you can offer.

Alasdair & Clare