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

 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

It’s all in the detail – starting a new project with Red Note Ensemble

 Representatives from Red Note Ensemble met with Cherry Road day centre management and Artlink to begin planning for performative  work based on the idiosyncratic sound preferences of five young men.  All respond to sound, either through using internal sound to … Continue reading It’s all in the detail – starting a new project with Red Note Ensemble