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CC Conference 2014 – Programme Finalised and Competition!
‘Music, Creativity and Innovation in Challenging Settings – in Partnership with Ableton’
Wednesday 19 November sees our annual Challenging Circumstances Conference take place in Toynbee Hall, and this year’s theme is focussing on ‘innovation’.
We are delighted that leading music software company Ableton are partnering with us on this highlight of our calendar year, and thrilled that Ableton Certified Trainer, Simon Lyon, will be presenting Ableton Live and Push, along with one of our young musicians from Wired4Music – our young Londoners’ music council.
This conference will bring together a broad spectrum of practitioners, music professionals and entrepreneurs and the programme will run as follows:
09:45 – Registration and refreshments
10:15 – Welcome and keynote speech: Nesta Programme Manager, educator and author, Oliver Quinlan
11:00 – Break-out 1: Music in PRU’s – Gawain Hewitt and Chris Sharkey for Serious
In May 2012 Serious started a unique, intensive music–making project called Pass it On in partnership with London-based Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) – funded by Youth Music. The project has seen world-class artists from a variety of genres share their expertise with both primary and secondary PRU students. Over a series of 125 workshops, artists including Zara McFarlane, Ty, Soweto Kinch and Corey Mwamba have been working with students to develop creative, expressive and musical skills alongside improving self-efficacy and resilience to challenging circumstances. In this session project leader Gawain Hewitt and artist Chris Sharkey will share some of the learning from this work, including techniques for engaging children in PRUs through improvisation and music technology.
11:00 – Break-out 2: Liquid Vibrations – Joel Cahen
Liquid Vibrations use an innovative approach to art outreach by providing underwater listening sessions to special needs children in hydrotherapy pools. Artistic Director and Co-Founder Joel Cahen will give a presentation of Liquid Vibrations work, exploring their techniques and describing their work.
11:45 – Break & refreshments
12:15 – Presentation: Using Ableton Live in the classroom and Wired4Music
Developed by musicians seeking a more flexible and expressive tool for composition and performance, Ableton Live provides tools for a broad range of innovative music technology and mixed live/technological collaboration in the classroom. In this demonstration Simon Lyon will demonstrate Push, Ableton’s intuitive controller, demonstrating its use in a variety of educational contexts, and collaborating live with Wired4Music classically-trained vocalist Sian Dicker. Expect accurately pitch tracked live audio, intuitive chord and scale models, effect processing and non-linear sample triggering together with comment and discussion on how Ableton Live can help bridge gaps between traditional instrumentalists and technologists, particularly when working in challenging circumstances.
13:00 – Lunch
14:00 – Break-out 1: Accessible Music Technology – Gary Day, Drake Music
Drake Music breaks down disabling barriers to music through innovative approaches to teaching, learning and making music. In this break-out Gary Day will demonstrate key accessible music technology including iPad and Soundbeam, and how Drake Music use them to make music-making accessible. Drake Music also use Ableton Live, so this is also a chance to see Ableton Live being used in a SEN/D context.
14:00 – Break-out 2: Ableton Live in the classroom.
Following on from our presentation, join Simon Lyon for a focussed break-out session where he will explore Ableton Live and Push and its use in the classroom in more depth and detail. There will be opportunity to try the hardware and software yourself, ask questions and explore its potential in your educational setting.
14:45 – Panel discussion with audience Q&A followed by networking time
Gawain Hewitt (Chair)
Andrea Spain – Animate Orchestra, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
James Thomas – Head of Music Service, Hackney Learning Trust
15:30 – Networking during which Ableton will be available to demo Live and Push
16:00 – Close
To launch our new partnership with Ableton, we’re kick-starting a social media competition:
We’re giving away one FREE license for Ableton Live 9 Suite to the person who sends us the most innovative idea for using technology when making music in challenging settings.
For your chance to win, Tweet us at @SConnections, or leave a comment on our Facebook page.
A winner will be selected on Wednesday 19November, and will be contacted directly.
Music Excellence London: Webinar - 'A practical guide to composing and arranging music for the KS3 classroom and school ensemble'
Thursday 27 April 2017
4.30pm - 5.30pm
Music Excellence London: TeachMeet - 'Building a department from the bottom-up: a musical vision'
Thursday 4 May 2017
5.00pm - 7.00pm
Samba Drumming and Body Percussion
Wednesday 24 May 2017
2.00pm - 5.00pm
What’s That Noise? - Encouraging child-initiated musicality with John Webb
Wednesday 21 June 2017
9.15am - 3.30pm
- Did you see the @SConnections newsletter this week? Exciting #Innovate2017 + workshop announcements. Read it here: https://t.co/JqrOJ77mAm,
- Experience hands on child-initiated music making with John Webb @KintorewayNS on 21 June #LEYMN #earlyyears… https://t.co/z1dLeVpoIZ,
- Next @MusicExLondon TeachMeet, May 4 'Building a dept from the bottom up: A musical vision' thanks @listermusicdept… https://t.co/66RHCEPzrn,
- Uniqueness of three orgs coming together on one project. @Seriouslive @lsostlukes Discovery and @hackneymusic Shari… https://t.co/Vo3riyQGEC,
- Chris Mackin from Ickburgh School - working w @hmdtmusic @lsostlukes @hackneymusic - just finished project for… https://t.co/amvFPJi8e5,
- "Take the risk to put young people in driving seat - they will always surprise you & create brilliant projects" #YouthVoice @hackneymusic,
- Great #YouthVoice presentation from Kenia, Takiyah, Caitlin @hackneymusic #YouthMusicForum. Young people must have… https://t.co/Qwc4oUbV0r,
- "Collaboration is vital defence to reduction of our provision as music educators. Think about schools,… https://t.co/s71tsbVMum,
- Great to be at this @hackneymusic event this evening. A brilliant network doing fantastic partnership work with sch… https://t.co/oGEqGvW3Eb,
- MT @sfhannan Gr8 to hear from a music coord @hackneymusic event that theirHT sees music key to curriculum & focus not just on maths/literacy,