DMLab London – Blurring the Boundaries

Our next DMLab London event is fast approaching and we are very excited to be welcoming a very active member of the DM family and DMLab community, Charles Matthews with his latest project.

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What is DMLab?

Audience clapping at a DMLab event

DMLab is a community of musicians and makers, Disabled and non-disabled alike who collaborate on cool new ways to make music.

We are open to proposals for people to speak or present ideas and projects at these events.

We would like to invite Disabled musicians to talk to the DMLab community in October about their practice and ways they could expand it with technology.

This could be asking for specific help to build an instrument or talking about what you do and asking for suggestions. Please note, we aren’t able to offer space to perform at this event.

Email us now to get involved in October: TimYates@drakemusic.org 

Read more about it all and what to expect at our events here.

Blurring the Boundaries

Blurring the Boundaries logo

Blurring the Boundaries brings the emerging practice of collaborative instrument creation into an integrated dance context.

Through creative, hands-on development, their goal is to establish dialogue between Disabled-artist-led arts organisations and maker communities in the UK and Canada.

The Blurring the Boundary team are holding workshops that connect performers and developers to create digital instruments that amplify movement into sound, light and vibration. They are using technology to explore the aesthetics of access across disciplines and cultures.

Blurring the Boundaries is a cross-disciplinary collaboration between VibraFusionLab (ON), Gift Tshuma (QC), and Charles Matthews (UK). Key partners and collaborators include: Drake Music, MilieuxMake/ Education Makers, and Propeller Dance.

Composite of 3 images showing new music technology in action

At the DMLab event

At the next DMLab event Charles and his collaborators will deliver a short presentation sharing some of the initial development process which has taken place in Canada.

They will also unveil resources for collaborative instrument development and run an experiment for us all to make a new instrument together.

Then we will have presentations & pitches from musicians & makers.

Access & Tickets

The event will take place at Graeae in East London.

The venue is accessible (full info here), there will be a quiet space available and we will have a BSL interpreter at the session. You are welcome to email us if you have any specific access requirements which we haven’t covered.

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Next DMLab…

Put the next event in your diary: 26th November 2019

 

Blurring the Boundaries is part of  New Conversations, a programme funded and delivered by the  British CouncilFarnham Maltings, and the  High Commission of Canada in the UK.  The fund is designed to encourage and support the development of creative exchange, collaboration and partnerships between artists and arts organisations in the performing arts sector in the UK and Canada.

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