The Northern Exchange
The Northern Exchange is a pilot project developed in collaboration with Aberdeen International Youth Festival, Edinburgh Youth Gaitherin and UKM Arctic (based in Norway), managed by Charlotte Hathaway in the UK. It is an exchange between young Scottish musicians (aged 15-19) and musicians from Norway and Finland, aiming to share music between the cultures. After a visit earlier in 2014 to UKM’s festival in Finnsnes, Norway, the musicians met during Aberdeen International Youth Festival to spend 10 days collaborating and performing, led by Mike Vass. They are now looking to work in Beijing, China, in 2015.