My Music Ability: inclusive composing

Pete Sparkes and Ali Gillies (2023)

Concert presentation of the Artist in Residence (AIR) project with Drake Music Scotland, preceding the symposium at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (CvA).

In 2023, the CvA proudly welcomed Pete Sparkes and Ali Gillies from Drake Music Scotland for another enriching residency, following their successful collaboration in 2021. From the 22nd to the 25th of November, they led an immersive programme, sharing their expertise in composing and performing within an inclusive ensemble. This ensemble, a diverse blend of musicians with and without disabilities, utilised inclusive music technology and adaptive instruments, embracing co-creation in its most dynamic form. Drake Music Scotland, a leader in Inclusive Music Practices, strives to provide enriching opportunities for musicians and composers with disabilities. Their mission involves utilising music technology to foster learning, creativity, and performance, allowing for an engaging and inclusive musical journey. Watch as this unique collaboration comes to life, illustrating the powerful impact of music when it transcends boundaries and celebrates diversity.

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