Innovative musician, songwriter and activist Kris Halpin will be debuting new work at this weekend’s 20th anniversary celebration event for Drake Music Scotland.
Taking place from 4th – 5th May the event features a symposium and live performance showcasing groundbreaking work from disabled composers and musicians including Sonia Allori, Ben Lunn, Clare Johnston, Mary Bell, Mathias Halvorsen and Digital Orchestra.
Both Kris and Clare Johnston will be presenting work commissioned as part of the Talent Development Partnership which supports disabled composers looking to explore the integration and inclusion of music technology in their work.
This exciting partnership from Drake Music Scotland and Drake Music seeks to raise the profile of disabled musicians and create new opportunities within the sector.
Friday’s symposium will be followed on Saturday 5th May by Drake Music Scotland’s Centre Stage concert. Once again they will be taking over Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh to celebrate in style. The anniversary event will feature bands, soloists and a performance by groundbreaking ensemble of young disabled musicians, Digital Orchestra.
- Symposium – Friday 4th May, 10am-4.30pm
Hear directly from disabled musicians about their experiences and the impact of music education / training on their career development and creative journeys.
- Concert – Saturday 5th May, 7pm
Performances by Drake Music Scotland musicians and ensembles, including the World Premiere collaboration between Digital Orchestra and Aidan O’Rourke of Lau
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Kris Halpin and Clare Johnston commissions made possible by the PRSF Talent Development Partnership Funding.