About Sonic Bothy
Sonic Bothy Ensemble is an award-winning inclusive experimental and new music ensemble and organisation. Sonic Bothy' members are a group of musicians with and without additional learning support needs, some of whom work in Scotland and UK experimental and new music scenes.
With eclectic interests spanning free improvisation, contemporary classical, dance, electroacoustic, musicals, noise and others, Sonic Bothy creates original works that define new ideas and directions in collaborative composition with accessibility underpinning, sometimes inspiring, and often radically and dynamically shaping the music. Sonic Bothy has a flexible line-up of harmonium, woodwinds, found materials, piano, percussion, voice and violin.
Sonic Bothy began as an artist’s project in 2012, and has been creating inclusive opportunity and change in music in Scotland for disabled musicians since. Performance highlights include Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra Festival (between 2012-2017), Counterflows 2013, Sound Festival 2014, CCA 2018, and more recently Tusk Festival 2019, and Tectonics Online 2021. First album Fields was released in 2019 to warm critical reception.