Drake Music - PlatformArea: Bristol

Drake Music are leaders in music, disability & technology. It works with disabled musicians of all ages and experience levels to create & play music. It uses new instruments and technology to give everyone a chance to make music.

Platform will see the reforming of Electric Storm Ensemble and the establishment of a new ensemble for Disabled musicians. Participants will meet regularly to collaborate to make music. You will create, rehearse and perform music together, using assistive music technology and traditional instruments.

The sessions will be group-led. You can learn new skills in music (performance, composition, rhythm and singing) and technology (using iPads and assistive musical instruments such as Soundbeam).

It will start with a series of 5 open music-making sessions at Colston Hall, Bristol. Colston Hall is a fully accessible venue.

This 5-week course will run on the following dates:
26 September, 3 October, 10 October, 17 October, 7 November

After the first five sessions you can sign up for a further 10-week course and work towards a performance in early 2018. All levels of experience are welcome.

To register your interest in this exciting new music ensemble or ask questions please e-mail louisebetts@drakemusic.org.