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


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