Sonic Bothy Ensemble return to Mono for their third gig of the year. Performing
new work inspired by graphic scores, the relaxed evening performance will be
a night to remember!
Join Sonic Bothy Ensemble for an eclectic programme of free and fixed original music exploring
the ensembles’ diverse interests in improvisation, chamber, experimental and dance music. Music
for harmonium, wind, vocals, percussion & new, specially commissioned glass instruments.
In recent years, Sonic Bothy Ensemble has played at Counterflows, GIO Fest V – VII, Sound
Festival and as part of City Halls ‘Sound Lab Presents…’ Series.
Fresh from gigs at the CCA in June, and at Mono in March earlier this year, the Ensemble present pieces which were well received at the recent performances. A fantastic review featured in The Cusp magazine praised the group for their work and music at the March gig here… http://thecuspmagazine.com/reviews/sonic-bothy-review/
Scotland is a world leader in new approaches to inclusive practice within participatory arts and Sonic
Bothy is at the forefront of this pioneering work, exploring access to contemporary/experimental
music opportunities for musicians with an additional learning support need.
Sonic Bothy Ensemble is an inclusive ensemble that explores, composes and performs
contemporary music of all kinds, drawing inspiration from Glasgow’s rich musical life. We bring
together musicians of all abilities to work together to extend their musical knowledge, composition
and performance skills. The ensemble has attracted attention from around the globe and has
collaborated with musicians from as far afield as Japan.
Included in the project are Glasgow-based musicians, Allan Wright, Nichola Scrutton, Alex South
and Creative Director, Claire Docherty, along with Adam Green, Andrew Robertson and Ellen Philip.
Sonic Bothy Ensemble welcomes all audience members as their relaxed performances are
accessible for everyone. Mono is fully accessible for wheelchair use.
‘While their ability to fluidly navigate through genres – drawing inspiration from Glasgow’s musical
scene with echoes 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, March 2017