Organisation: Drake Music
Welcoming: All Disabilities
Through the Artistic Development programme, Drake Music aims to support disabled musicians to develop their work and careers so that they can play a major part in the wider landscape of the arts and culture. This is done in many ways: including running regional projects such as Connect and Collaborate London; Laboratory days; and Jam & Scratch days, where musicians can play together and test out new work on an audience. Projects are also being developed across different platforms, collaborating with artists and companies from other disciplines - such as writers, visual artists, filmmakers and dancers - creating live performances, online experiences and films/videos. See the website and contact the team for details of current workshops, projects and events.
Drake Music is a music and technology hub, founded in 1988 by Adele Drake. For over twenty years, the organisation has pioneered the use of assistive music technology to make music accessible and have developed a wealth of innovative and imaginative approaches to teaching, learning and making music. Central to the work is the belief that everyone can fulfil their creative and musical potential given the right opportunities. Drake Music is a small organisation with a national remit with regional bases in Bristol, London and Manchester. A team of some forty associate musicians/artists/technologists deliver programmes across the South West, London/South East and North West. These are delivered in partnership with schools, universities, arts organisations, local authorities, music services, software and hardware developers as well as musicians, technologists, composers and artists from other disciplines.
T: 020 7739 5444
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