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Sound Connections Innovate project profiled on Radio 3’s In Tune Young Artists Day
It was a bank holiday weekend treat to hear Radio 3’s In Tune celebrating music led and created by young people, though you could accuse us of being a little biased… As well as being hosted by friends of the Wired4Music family, Roundhouse, the show featured two organisations, Bitter Suite and Kinetika Bloco, that have been part of recent Sound Connections programmes: Innovate and Reaching Out. Steph Singer, founder of Bitter Suite, brilliantly articulated the thinking behind the organisation on the bank holiday In Tune show, describing how its interactive, multi-sensory approach aims “to counteract the idea that classical music is the opposite of young people.” Sean Rafferty introduced it as an initiative that uses classical music to “augment and tempt the senses.” As part of the Sound Connections Innovate programme, Steph used her multi-sensory approach to introduce classical music to a group of vulnerable young people in Croydon. They worked with a chef, a perfumer, a choreographer, a designer and a graffiti artist to explore music ranging from Holst’s The Planets to Stravinsky’s The Firebird.
As we embark on Innovate 2015, it’s exciting to see a previous Innovate-funded project flourishing and evidence that the fund has, as it aims to do, acted as a springboard for future success. We’re looking forward to announcing the five projects we recently awarded Innovate funding 2015 to in June, and supporting them on their journeys.
If you didn’t catch In Tune ‘Young Artists Day’ episode, there’s still time and it’s well worth a listen!
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,