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Reflections on 4 Aspects of Music Session Delivery

12. April 2014 - 22:54
Nighaar playing the pitched bells Nighaar playing the pitched bells

For this latest blog post I am looking back at the work I did earlier in the year at Abbots Lea at Matthew Arnold, helping to introduce the Sounds of Intent musical assessment framework. You can read some details about Abbots Lea and the SOI framework in my previous blog post, written half way through delivering the 16 sessions, here: http://www.drakemusic.org/blog/jon-hering/sounds-intent-halfway-through-16-week-course

Invitation to Songs For All Performance

8. April 2014 - 22:46

Drake Music in partnership with Daylight Resource Centre, Islington cordially invites you to the performances of Songs For All, a celebration of accessible song writing and performance.  

C&C Music Commission 'Chinatown My Chinatown'

3. April 2014 - 19:15

This Monday will see the beginning of a Drake Music Connect and Collaborate Music Commission.

Music Director, Gary Day tells us a bit about the commission,

Springwood Heath Artists Residency - Hansel & Gretel

3. April 2014 - 15:40
Gingerbread House, decorated beautifully by the children of Springwood Heath The gingerbread house
I've been writing stageplays for over 10 years and have recently ventured into the "devised play", so I was intrigued and excited to be working on this project. I'm also doing my MA in Playwriting at the momment, so it would be a great experience that I could take into that course as well.

'Ethnomusicalty' Music and Animation Project

26. March 2014 - 15:08
Carlo and Phil at the Horniman Museum

Between November 2013 and February 2014, Drake Music - Connect & Collaborate London provided mentoring and technical support for Carlo Keshishian and Phil Baird, artists/musicians from Network Arts Lewisham to facilitate their Music and Animation Project. This support was given by our associate musician Gary Day and filmmaker/animator/musician Ian Patterson.

Reflections on Drake Music

24. March 2014 - 17:15

Our Drake Music logo

As a part of our ‘DM amplifying and sharing experiment’ I asked our social media associate Martin Couzins to help me develop a monthly blog post looking at what I, as CEO of Drake Music, have been doing.

'Hansel and Gretel' - a cross-arts production at Springwood Heath

24. March 2014 - 15:52

Louis playing bongos at Springwood Heath Primary

(Louis gets stuck in with bongos and switches triggering sounds in Soundplant)

Augmented me - assistive technology for Generation-Z

24. March 2014 - 12:10
personal assistant robots

Throughout my life I have used a range of assistive and/or mainstream technology to break down the disabling barriers I experience.  My initial introduction to assistive technology was the daisywheel electronic typewriter.

Music to film - film to music

20. March 2014 - 15:52

I wish to thank all those involved in contributing to a very interesting and entertaining afternoon at the BFI Southbank on Monday 10th March. We watched excellent short films and animations with enthralling music, all of the highest calibre.

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