Sonic Bothy Ensemble, launch their debut album, Fields, on Thursday 28th February 2019 in Mono, Glasgow.

Sonic Bothy Ensemble is an inclusive music ensemble that brings musicians with and without a disability to explore, compose and perform new and experimental music.

Fields was recorded in 2017 after a year of creating new work and performances. Tracks explore improvisation and experimental music and instruments, spanning pieces created between 2016 and 2017. The opening track ‘3 Degrees Kelvin We Drift’ demonstrates Sonic Bothy’s ensemble range and dynamic playing. ‘8 Panes of Glass’ explores rich layered vocals, chamber music influenced improvisation, and found materials. There are a variety of duos on the album, and ‘AGX’ includes the group playing newly commissioned glass instruments by Edinburgh-based glass artist, Carrie Fertig.

This is a relaxed event and Mono is a fully accessible venue. If you would like to attend but experience additional barriers, we may be able to help, please get in touch with Riah at Sonic Bothy on 07916057504 or riahfairweather@hotmail.com.

While their ability to fluidly navigate through genres – drawing inspiration from Glasgow’s musical scene with echos of chamber, experimental, dance, improvisation, and classical composition – is impressive by any standards, the most outstanding part about Sonic Bothy is how much soul they put into their playing.’ – The Cusp Magazine (2017)

Sonic Bothy is extremely important because we are doing stuff that you wouldn’t normally find in a disabled musicians’ repertoire’ Sonic Bothy Ensemble musician