NON-STOP MUSIC and songwriting ACTIVITIES
OVER three AWESOME DAYS
CONNECTING SOUND is part of The Scottish Government’s Youth Music Initiative (YMI) which is administered by Creative Scotland. The YMI creates access to high quality music making opportunities, enables young people to achieve their potential in or through music and supports the development of the sector for the benefit of young people.”
CONNECTING SOUND is a fun, sociable, unique and inclusive music making project that brings together children of all musical abilities. It's imaginative, playful and an energetic 3 day event. You do not have to be able to play an instrument or have any previous musical experience to participate; anyone can take part and we will help your child to build self esteem and overcome any fear they might have of trying something new and unfamiliar.
Our October program involves playing with traditional and non-traditional instruments that encompass many genres of music and a chance to play and experience unique instruments of the world. Such as Sonic Touch Board, Indian Harmonium, Indonesian Gamelan, Scratch Djing, Taiko drumming. We include fun and interactive group songwriting sessions and the music and sounds created during each workshop shall be recorded as audio loops and arranged into our final composition. We also encourage any participant who can play an instrument to bring it along to one of our sessions.
The outcome will be a sharing session and audio recording where the music created will be showcased and shared to family and friends.
We work with professional musicians and established music practitioners who support young people facing challenging circumstances in their lives. Previous collaborators have been the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Tsuchigumo Daiko, David Scott (Pearlfishers and BBC Radio Scotland presenter), Bigg Taj (UK beatboxing finalist)
Connecting Sound began as a pilot project in 2018
We understand the impact cancer can have on loved ones and we support children who have a parent or sibling coping with cancer or those recently bereaved.
Some children may not be emotionally developed enough to express their real feelings in words. Or they might not feel comfortable about being in an unfamiliar group situation.
Connecting Sound use music as a creative tool to help children express their thoughts and emotions. Our team have created a safe, supportive, fun environment where kids can meet like minded individuals and perhaps overcome any fears or anxieties they might have of meeting new people and trying a new activity they have never experienced