A beginning: It started with a tweet and 2 years later the alliance is still going strong…… I answered a call out from Drake Music in early 2013 for disabled musicians interested in cross-arts collaboration and never imagined the journey it would take me on
As a musician and workshop leader with an understanding of music as a process, a state of mind, and a tool for growth, I believe that focussing too much on the ‘final product’ of a project can sometimes be counter-productive.
This #DM20 commission- a new composition written by deaf people for deaf people (and everyone else) – is the first time I have been responsible for the complete planning and delivery of a project of this scale.
The seed of the idea for my #DM20 commission came during a conversation in a music workshop with a girl who used cochlear implants.
Drake Music is delighted to announce 2 new artist commissions by Sophie Partridge and Ben Sellers as part of #DM20, our 20th anniversary celebrations.
Seasons 4.0 is an experiment in dance, music and interactive technology. Please join us for a work-in-progress sharing in London, Friday 5th September at midday.
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).
I was recently commissioned by Drake Music’s ‘Connect and Collaborate’ strand (C&C) to reinterpret an existing piece of music, working with 3 experienced disabled musicians to compose and record the new piece over 3 sessions, using assistive music technology (AMT).
Drake Music Artist Development and Innovation-commissioned composer Sonia Allori to present at XTRAX Shorts, Greenwich + Docklands International Festival 2014 Showcase Weekend, Saturday 21st June.
We are delighted to announce that Seasonal Fluctuations, a new Drake Music cross-arts commission with Sonia Allori, Sheron Wray, Danny Braverman & Fleeta Siegel has received an Unlimited R&D award.