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‘Music, Creativity and Innovation in Challenging Settings’ – Highlights

Sound Connections would like to extend their thanks to all those who attended the Annual Challenging Circumstances Conference on Wednesday 19th November at Toynbee Hall; ‘Music Creativity and Innovation in Challenging Settings’. It was fantastic to see so many music experts within this field of music making and to hear exciting and innovative ideas being created and conversed about throughout the day.

With break-out sessions from challenging settings specialists such as Liquid VibrationsDrake Music and SERIOUS, there was a real sense of excitement in hearing about the success and continuation of innovative projects, with a particular emphasis on the use of music technology within these settings. There were live demonstrations throughout the day from our conference partners, Ableton, who gave delegates the opportunity not only to watch presentations of Ableton Live 9 Suite and Ableton Push, but also to try out this software for themselves.

An afternoon panel discussion chaired by Gawain Hewitt raised many interesting points and sparked interesting debates surrounding the theme of innovation and how this idea varies between practitioners and their own practices. Speakers were present from Animate Orchestra, pBone. Ableton and Hackney Learning Trust and each gave insightful information regarding their own practices and how innovation has played a role within their own organisations.

Click here to see highlights of the conference >

We would like to thank all speakers and attendees for making the conference a success and look forward to meeting you all again in 2015!


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