Weaving With Sound
OPPORTUNITY: THURSDAY 3 JULY, 12.45PM, UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTERíS RICHARD
Thursday 3 July children from Western Park School and Birkett School in
Leicester will be giving a one-off performance of music they have created as
part of Weaving with Sound, a project
initiated by the University of Leicester Richard Attenborough Centre and carried
out by Sambawamba, a Nottingham based arts organisation.
small group of children taking part in Weaving
with Sound have a range of disabilities, but using modern technology
alongside traditional instruments, they have written their own song and created
several pieces of music.
Mat Anderson has been working with the children since May, helping them to
develop their musical abilities. Under his guidance they have been able to
experiment and discover how they can make music using percussion instruments,
electric guitar, their own voices and soundbeam (This is a fantastic piece of
equipment that can be programmed with any sounds you wish. It emits a beam which
makes a noise when broken, so is ideal for people with limited movement).
Two professional musicians from ViVA, the orchestra
of the East Midlands, have also been involved.
Bass guitarist Pete Wilson and saxophonist Tim Holmes have been working
alongside Mat and the children to complement and augment the music they have
shows how children with disabilities are able to benefit from organisations
working in partnership. The University of Leicester, the National Foundation for
Youth Music, Leicestershire County Council, Leicester City Council, the
Ulverscroft Foundation, Eastern Orchestral Board and Sambawamba have all
contributed to the funding of this project.
rehearsal of the performance will take place from 10 -11 am on 3 July at the
University of Leicester Richard Attenborough Centre, Lancaster Road, Leicester.
information is available from Stephanie Potts, Sambawamba, telephone 0115 934 8496,
fax 0115 934 8434, email firstname.lastname@example.org
details on the work of the Richard Attenborough Centre are available from Dr
Eleanor Hartley, Director, tel 0116 252 2455, fax 0116 252 5165, email RACentre@le.ac.uk
NOTE TO EDITORS: There will be photo and interview opportunities with people involved in the project at the University of Leicester Richard Attenborough Centre, Lancaster Road, Leicester, from 11am -12.30pm on Thursday 3 July 2003.
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