Janet Beat composes for conventional instruments (solo, chamber, orchestral), electronic music for tape alone and also for acoustic instruments with tape or computer. She has written for concert hall, theatre and film and has been featured composer at festivals in Germany, Greece, Portugal, Switzerland and Australia. Janet has also performed in North & South America, Poland and Japan.



Andiamo Fagotto – Let’s go Bassoon! @ The Bothy, Aberdeen
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm

Journey in time, space and imagination as Lesley Wilson plays music that will amuse and intrigue!

Hear how differently composers have thought about the bassoon between the 18th century and our own era. Alongside a piece by Vivaldi, Lesley will perform works she has commissioned (and recorded) from Janet Beat, Marcus Blunt and Roger Williams and is delighted to premiere Gemma McGregor’s Strange Fish in today’s recital.

An open rehearsal: new music for bassoon
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm

We invite you to an open rehearsal and discussion with musicians performing a one-of-a-kind concert the following day featuring professional and local semi-professional bassoonists brought together by Lesley Wilson who has been promoting new music for the bassoon ever since her days as Principal Bassoon in the RSNO.

The programme features new works for multiple bassoons by Sonia AlloriPete Stolleryand Janet Beat which will be performed alongside an established work by Edward McGuire.

This is a unique opportunity to hear the works in progress and discuss the process and works with the performers.