The sessions are professional but informal and accessible, to stretch the auditory muscles of children and young people, stimulate thought and talk about music in today’s world. They also hope to provide outlets for creativity and inspire children to play music for their own enjoyment. Improvising is natural to children so being able to offer music sessions that veer away from traditional or classical training is a fun challenge. It’s a chance to break through the mystique and misconceptions around music and to instil an appreciation of this ever-evolving art form.
Past workshops have been delivered in London at Mossbourne Community Academy, Hackney New School, The Latymer School, Grand Union Youth Orchestra, Stoke Newington School, the Vortex and Rich Mix and in Basingstoke (Anvil Arts Centre), York (The University of York), Oxford (Magdalen College School), France (St. Germain de Calberte Festival) and Oslo (as part of the Match&Fuse festival in 2013).
“The references to composers such as Zappa, Ligeti and Pärt were useful… The fact that most of our students, though in many cases quite experienced performers and eclectic musical listeners, had never heard anything quite like what the bands performed at Latymer, lent the day a sense of adventure and musical liberation. It was well worth organising and I would recommend something similar to other schools if the opportunity arose.”
Dr Jim Harrison, Head of Music, The Latymer School (Edmonton, London)
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