• Elvis Costello, Brian Wilson, Imagine Dragons, Years & Years, The Libertines, Florence and the Machine, Jann Haworth and more take part in Beatles-inspired charity project.

  • With funding for youth services having been either cut completely, or shifted from open access to targeted provision, working with ‘at risk’ young people is fast becoming an essential skill for socially engaged and community musicians. It’s certainly a growing area of need, and therefore a market for practitioners. But are musicians and the sector really equipped to do this work? What skills are required of musicians working with young people in the 21st century, and what support do they need? Anita Holford looks at one programme in Wiltshire, and talks to those working in the field.

  • We’re delighted to release the final report of findings from Pedestrian’s Little Music Stars, a project aiming to test digital music making technology in Early Years music practice. Pedestrian’s Little Music Stars was delivered between September 2014 and June 2016 and sought to work with 0-5 year olds and their parents through digital music making technology.

  • Catherine Carter, Co-Founder of Fairbeats! conducted an action research project exploring excellence in musical progression for children and young people living in challenging circumstances in London. This report seeks to make preliminary recommendations for a quality assurance mark around excellence in progression for children and young people living in challenging circumstances in London. This action research was commissioned by Sound Connections as part of the Taking Off research project on what meaningful musical progression looks like for young Londoners facing challenging circumstances.

  • In spring 2016, Clare Lovett was commissioned by Sound Connections to explore the feasibility of Musical Streets; a large-scale multi-year project that aims to bring together disparate communities through shared family music-making. The consultancy looked to interrogate the proposition from Sound Connections, set the context and recommend next stages of development.

Events

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Wed 20 Jul 2016 to Sat 23 Jul 2016
Edinburgh
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Mon 25 Jul 2016 to Fri 2 Sep 2016