‘Ethnomusicality’ is a soundtrack to an animation. It was created as part of Drake Music’s Connect and Collaborate London project and involved a group of artists and musicians working together to mentor each other and produce an animation and soundtrack inspired by ethnological instruments from the Horniman Museum hands on collection. Drake Music facilitated the relationships between the artists and musicians and provided expertise in assistive music technology to record the ethnological instruments for use via iPad apps, allowing these extraordinary instruments to be used and enabling disabled participants to be fully involved with the music-making.
The final animation ‘Ethnomusicality’ was premiered at the BFI Southbank on the 10th of March 2014.
Artists: Carlo Keshishian and Phil Baird
Mentors: Gary Day and Ian Patterson
Other participants: South East London Arts Network
The project was set up in partnership with Network Arts Lewisham, offering creative services to people living in Lewisham who have severe and enduring mental health support needs, and the Horniman Museum Community Engagement Team.