‘On the Go’ was a music production and performance course run by Drake Music North West in Spring 2015. It gave 3 disabled music producers the opportunity to collaborate with MOBO-nominated Manchester jazz composer Matthew Halsall using assistive music technology. The course participants sampled, remixed and performed elements of Matthew’s back catalogue, alongside Matt himself and a team of Drake Music associate musicians.
This film contains interviews with the producer-participants, the Drake Music team and Matthew Halsall.
The course took place at Band on the Wall and Z-arts in Manchester and was followed by a mini-tour of special schools in the Manchester area.
Matt Halsall – Lead Artist
Gareth Hughes – Producer-participant
Sarah Fisher – Producer-participant
Glenn Greaves – Producer-participant
Abigail Ward – DM North West Programme Manager
Kris Gjerstad – DM Associate Musician
Phillip Hill – DM Associate Musician
Caro C – DM Associate Musician
This work was funded by BIG LOTTERY FUND.
Filmed by Busha Productions