Opening Doors is an art and music project in collaboration with Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, Wall2Wall Music and Voluntary Arts Ireland to make new music and art with local people from Ballymena, Larne, Carrick and surrounding areas taking place between April and September 2018.

What is involved?

You will gather with other people from the area interested in helping to create a new sound design piece by recording, editing and manipulating sounds using music technology. This will be done over two day-long workshops at the Braid in Ballymena, facilitated by the Wall2Wall Music team. You are encouraged to bring Smartphones, recording devices, laptops and music software if you have them. Any stories or musical material is welcome as is any artistic work especially if it relates to your experience of this place.

Lots of sounds will be recorded, loaded on computers and then manipulated using a range of musical effects and layering to create a completely new work. The Opening Doors Soundscape will be used as a soundtrack for some of the project art installations

Who is it for?

If you are curious and open minded this could be for you. Perhaps you are a musician who is using technology and with an interest in learning more about sound manipulation and recording? You may be someone who is already collect field recordings. You may have a distinctive knowledge about your area and its environment and can suggest good locations to visit for recording.  You may also write and perform music and can see the potential to add your voice and material into the mix 

When does it happen and where?*

The workshops are at The Braid Museum and Arts Centre, Ballymena. Map

Workshop 1: Saturday 14 April 2018:


Studio Theatre, Braid Arts Centre

Workshop 2: Saturday 21 April 2018

12pm – 5pm

Ballymena North

Ballymena North Business & Recreation Centre
120 Cushendall Road
Co Antrim
BT43 6HB

How do I register?

Register your interest by filling in our simple registration form here

To find out more about Poetry & Lyrics workshops click here.

To find out more about Fanfare Music workshops click here.

To go back to the main Opening Doors page click here.