Following the success of Drake Music Connect and Collaborate London’s music and video commissions In Motion and Ethnomusicality, we recently commissioned DM Associate Musician Gary Day to direct a reinterpretion/re-imagination of an existing song/piece of music, working with a small group of disabled musicians using assistive music technology (AMT).
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.
I wish to thank all those involved in contributing to a very interesting and entertaining afternoon at the BFI Southbank on Monday 10th March.
‘Music to film – film to music’
Drake Music – Connect & Collaborate London in partnership with BFI Southbank
At a Connect & Collaborate London – Drake Music event at Shape Arts in March 2013, my aim was to involve 25 disabled artists/musicians as a focus group to help us to develop possibilities for finding and establishing structures for support for disabled composers, artists and musicians across London.
Connect and Collaborate London’s first jam session happened in June 2013. Below is an article written by journalist Busrah Osmanoglu, who attended the event.
Drake Music: Connect and Collaborate London held its first jam session on the 19th of June 2013.
In Motion is a musical film commissioned by Drake Music – Connect and Collaborate London, 2013.
Connect and Collaborate London is a new 2 year programme for developing and establishing creative links, commissions, workshops, guidance, mentoring, support and promotion for emerging and recognised disabled musicians and artists across London.
This is a work-in-progress documentary about ‘In Motion’, the first commission by DM Connect and Collaborate London for a piece of music and an accompanying film by 4 disabled artists/musicians, filmed at Shape Arts’s Popup Gallery at 40 Gracechurch Street.