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Making Music Connections will enable deafblind and disabled young people to communicate and express themselves. Using traditional instruments combined with the latest digital technology and recording facilities, we will provide fun educational musical workshops and performances for young people.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011

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Situation

We believe there should be no limit to what people can achieve through artistic expression. Young people with sensory impairments and complex disabilities are often seen as passive and non responsive and this lack of communication can present a barrier to participation in the arts. Young disabled people also face many challenges during the transition from childhood to adulthood. They can have difficulty finding their voice to express feelings and wishes, and forming and maintaining friendships.

Solution

Music tutor David McCluskey, mainstream musicians and music organisations will work in partnership to develop a programme of interactive music sessions. Innovative music technology such as Sound Beam, Tenori-on and Skoog will complement traditional instruments to increase accessibility and creativity. These collaborations will generate lively and creative learning opportunities for the young people; helping them to create and perform music which has relevance to their lives and aspirations.