We currently have a range of commissions in progress’ from emerging and more established disabled musicians as part of our PRS Foundation Talent Development Partner and Emergent: A Music Legacy programmes.
Inspired by Oliver’s locality of Cambridge, this work will be a fusion of English and Romanian folk music, part concert and part collaboration with the audience. Oliver and his trio of musicians will perform/improvise along to filmed footage of English and Romanian scenes such as landscapes, people and machinery. Audience members will be invited on stage and into the performance via the use of accessible iPad apps.
Steve is currently investigating tech and performance options which will allow him to record and play with audience-created sound during his live set.
He will use loop technology to build a performance from nothing, taking his sounds, ideas and inspiration from the audience he meets. His inspiration is based around ‘Data Clouds’ and how people data (be that actual data or their ideas, text messages or voicemails) can be used to create music.
For his Emergent commission Louis has written a catchy new indiepop song about his love of charity shops. He is currently working with Carousel and Oska Bright to create a music video to bring it to life.
Look out for more details about “Magpie” coming soon!
Using live trumpet and loop pedals to create melody and rhythm, Robyn will bring a new dimension to her work for this commission.
She will immerse herself within, and be surrounded by, the audience.
As Robyn is at the start of her commission, Drake Music are currently working with her to explore how the audience can help shape the live performance.
As a disabled artist Dike see his brain injury as a signal flow abnormality, or quirk. As a musician he aims to explore how signal flow, electrical currents and side chaining affects clarity and balance when recording or mixing a song.
He will interview and chat to people who have experienced brain injury, using their words to compose a pop song where digital software and electronic sounds act as a metaphor for brain activity and thoughts.
Ewan will work with his audience to create, perform, name and premiere a brand new piece of music, all in one night. The performance will begin with an empty score sheet and will end with an entirely new creation composed by the audience.
Using a set of predefined criteria, such as a scale, duration of the final piece, time signature and tempo, Ewan will work with participants from the audience to create the commission, using Sibelius composing technology to demonstrate that composition does not need to be complex and can be achieved by anyone.