Rethinking Audiences

Scotland’s contemporary music ensemble, Red Note Ensemble have investigated four very different personal relationships to sound. This collective of musicians explored the sound sensitivities of people with profound autism and additional support needs. They have begun to work with responses to sound; pitch, tone, rhythm, tempo, space and timing. They discovered that by encouraging improvisation, new forms of conversation emerged. In the next stage of their project, composers will collaborate with individuals and musicians to ‘score’ these conversations, where equity of involvement, empathy, observation and experimentation form the basis of a new composition. This will challenge our understanding of the … Continue reading Rethinking Audiences

Illustrating Ideas

We have been working with illustrator/designer/writer/woman of many talents Charlotte Linton. She is helping us make visual some of the ideas we are having – these will act as tools when talking about the project, to help others see what we are thinking. They will function not only as illustrations  but also they paint a portrait of the people we work with – they are diagrams, they are instructions, they will be AWESOME! She is making visible the things that are hard to describe, fleeting moments of feeling and experience –  its a difficult job, but we feel its necessary … Continue reading Illustrating Ideas

We asked care staff what sorts of environment the people they worked with needed..and their answers were….

Staff at cherry road brainstorm for the artlink room: Interactive environment James Morrow/Sonos Costumes Projectors/Planetarium Interesting/ stimulating smells Bubble machine Velcro walls weightlessness seasonal affected disorder Colour therapy lights trampoline levels hammock control heat/cold Mylife tech smart board wind machine … Continue reading We asked care staff what sorts of environment the people they worked with needed..and their answers were….

Feedback on Slowing Down Time research

F: Today I had a few tech difficulties as I was hoping to use the pc in the room but the internet was very slow and could not stream anything! F is absolutely looking forward to the sessions now, she is very very exited when she sees me, knowing that I ll provide some cats cinema.  I pretty much recreated a similar scenario to the previous week with Kevin but I had to use my iPhone to stream the videos.  I occasionally interact with her using foam blocks as I have done already in previous sessions as well as feathers. … Continue reading Feedback on Slowing Down Time research

Text from ‘Exchange of Method’presentation as part of Artlink/Collective collaboration. 

  The following is a presentation given in response to an essay/talk by Jessica Gogan, artist & curator living in Rio.   Gogans’ essay is about a medicinal plant project which took place in Brazil. At first glance it has … Continue reading Text from ‘Exchange of Method’presentation as part of Artlink/Collective collaboration. 

 Liz Davidson – day centre manager.   Presentation as part of Edinburgh University Disabilty Research Group –  November 2015

  On The Ideas Team creative approaches and their impact on service users and staff  Cherry road day centre provides day service for people with Complex support needs (relating to Autism, and behavioural, social and emotional support needs) or individual … Continue reading  Liz Davidson – day centre manager.   Presentation as part of Edinburgh University Disabilty Research Group –  November 2015