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Mi.Mu Musical Gloves

28. January 2015 - 12:03

 Imogen Heap and group of people posing for camera with Mi Mu Gloves

Our Research and Development team have been working on an exciting project with musician Kris Halpin in recent months.

'On the Go' with Matthew Halsall & Drake Music - a work-in-progress sharing

20. January 2015 - 14:25


STUN theatre space at Z-arts 

335 Stretford Road 
M15 5ZA 

Monday, 23 February 2015 from 19:00 to 20:30 (GMT)

Exchanging Notes: A New Model of Peripatetic Music Lessons

6. January 2015 - 20:50
Exchanging Notes: A New Model of Peripatetic Music Lessons

Exchanging Notes is a Youth Music funded, 4 year project between Drake Music, Ealing Music Partnership and Belvue School, working with young people with SEND at KS3/4 with moderate or severe learning difficulties, and particularly those facing disabling barriers

Exchanging Notes: Balancing Formal and Non-formal Outcomes, Delivery and Assessment

4. January 2015 - 17:42
A Venn Diagram of three animal musicians and their overlapping attributes.

 “ Conflict, difference of opinion, is the very essence of music: in the balance, in the dynamic, in the way that the music is written... Music teaches us our capacity to bring all the different elements together in a sense of proportion so that they lead to a sense of a whole, and this is what I feel in my own subjective way is one of the main lessons that I have learned from music” - Daniel Barenboim

WANTED: disabled DJs / musicians / producers for free accessible music course in Manchester

10. December 2014 - 16:16

Drake Music is inviting disabled DJs/producers/musicians aged 18+ from across the North West to apply to be part of a free week-long accessible DJ/production course led by MOBO Award nominated jazz composer and DJ, Matthew Halsall

Matt and members of his band will team up with Drake Music to deliver an exciting course exploring sampling, arranging, producing and performing using Assistive Music Technology.

inGrid in London

6. December 2014 - 10:27
Dr Brendan McCloskey (University of Ulster's School of creative Arts and Technology) introduces new accessible instrument inGrid

Dr Brendan McCloskey (University of Ulster's School of creative Arts and Technology) visited the Drake Music offices in London on December 5th to introduce his prototype accessible instrument 'inGrid'. The video below is of an informal group jamming session featuring inGrid, iPad app Thumbjam, acoustic guitar and electric bass. 



EyeGaze composing with E-Scape

1. December 2014 - 15:16
Screen-shot of Bram using E-Scape software

This is the second of two blog posts on my work with BBC Performing Arts Fund fellow Bram Harrison a.k.a DJ Eyetech. Bram describes himself as living with ‘locked in syndrome’ and we’ve been working together to enable him to make music on his EyeGaze computer.

Starting out at Drake Music

23. October 2014 - 14:45

It's been four weeks since I started here at Drake Music London and it has been a wonderfully varied and jam packed time. I have met a number of musicians, read a number of reports about past projects, met all of the wonderful team based in the office and been lucky enough to observe a Ramp it Up Project, in action in a school in Southwark. It was an amazing experience for me and really stood to highlight how powerful a tool music can be when used well.

'inGrid' - A unique and collaboratively designed accessible musical instrument.

16. October 2014 - 16:38

We are delighted that Dr Brendan McCloskey (University of Ulster's School of Creative Technologies) will be visiting our London offices on December 5th to introduce a unique and collaboratively designed accessible musical instrument called 'inGrid'.

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