Both groups make use of accessible electronic instruments that haven’t historically featured in the traditional symphony orchestra, including the Linnstrument, which uses touch, and the Headspace, which uses head movements and breath, to create sound.

In 2023, BSO Resound and RNS Moves unite to present two performances — in Poole and Gateshead — featuring a new commission by award-winning composer Kate Whitley (who is also known for co-founding The Multi-Story Orchestra). The programme also includes Tchaikovsky’s First Symphony.

We spoke to our Chief Executive Dougie Scarfe to learn more about the project…


With huge thanks to The Pointer Family Trust for their very generous leading support towards this brand-new collaboration between BSO Resound and RNS Moves and thanks to Allianz Musical Insurance, supporter of BSO Resound.

You can hear the BSO Resound and RNS Moves perform together as part of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra on 22 Feb [Poole] and as part of Royal Northern Sinfonia on 3 Mar [Sage Gateshead].

To read the full new season press release click here