The theme for this album is interconnection, compassion and living more from the heart and body (less from the confines of the head). The new collection of tracks involve piano, my voice, electronic music, wonderful guest musicians and found sounds such as an ice cube clinking in a glass and 2 squash balls for a kick drum.
This means that we can offer our refined 5 week courses for upper Key Stage 2 (Years 5 & 6) in up to 30 primary schools in the Greater Manchester area with a wonderful 50% subsidy making Music Tech in schools more accessible and available to more kids – how wonderful in my sometimes humble opinion. The introduction to electronic music courses will continue to be delivered in partnership with One Education Music who have supported these courses from their pilot stage back in 2013.
Here are some lovely responses from courses that are taking place this year so far:
“The kids really loved the session last week”
“I wish I could do this everyday”
“Music Tech forever!”
“I am going to learn to be an electronic music composer”
“This is the most writing and listening we have seen him do ever!”
It is an electronic music course but also covers and involves history, maths, literacy, general ICT with a positive language approach. If you happen to work at, know of, or send your offspring to a primary school in the Greater Manchester that you think would welcome our creative and technically empowering course, do signpost them to us!
‘A plentitude of Gratitude’ is an electronic music based creative response inspired by and drawn from me being part of the Thank you Theatre residency in Alt, Oldham in June 2015.
This project was designed and delivered by Oldham Theatre Workshop and inspired by an Arts and Kindness initiative by People United who are exploring [...]
We are most pleased and relieved that our new live electronic music performance with video/visual accompaniment seems to have been most successful.
The new tracks I performed live – most of them for the first time – are based around the theme of compassion and inter-connectedness – increasingly crucial in our current political predicament I [...]
I am rather excited and most grateful to be able to announce the first public sharing of a new live electronic music performance paired with projection mapping live visuals (on a screen and objects).
After a research and development phase supported by Arts Council England, this performance is the outcome of a collaboration with creative [...]
O how I love to be inspired and enchanted when working as a creative facilitator specialising in music technology with Primary school children. Their clever, creative and wonderful not-too-conditioned-yet minds seem to love to learning about and appreciating the magic of music as well as making it.
In partnership with One Education Music, I have [...]
O how I love how accessible music technology can be – deleting barriers and expanding sonic landscapes. As part of my creative facilitator duties, I have been working on this project designed and delivered by Drake Music North West.
Three disabled musicians using music technology and covering the sound worlds of Soca, drum n bass/EDM [...]
Well what a lucky pixie I am. The Arts Council of England have opted to support my somewhat wayward endeavours again. And how grateful I am.
So, what follows is research and development of a new live performance with new, already pretty much created music centred around found sounds, my voice and me playing piano badly. [...]
We have now completed the recording, mixing and mastering of a new piece of creative music that myself and Eve Harrison (Manchester based trumpeter, classical composer) produced and performed for Durham Brass Festival 2014.
Electro-Brass was a commission by Durham Brass Festival through their Brass:Pitch commission series which looks at fresh perspectives on Brass Music. [...]