SoundsCreative Ensemble

Don't just play, create!

Photos by Grace Gelder - Summer 2015


SoundsCreative Ensemble is a half-term music project for young musicians (age 8 -14) who play a musical instrument and want to be in a band, get creative and compose some new music as a group.

The two-day workshops are creative and social, with an informal end of project performance. This innovative ensemble mixes band and classical instruments into one exciting musical pot.

A team of the SoundsCreative connected artists support the children in developing new skills in improvising, creating, and composing music as a band. The participants not only use their own instruments throughout the workshop but also take part in a variety of vocal and percussion activities to help create ideas for their new composition. (Notation reading not required, just bring your ideas, enthusiasm and your instrument!).


When and where?

SoundsCreative Ensemble is a two-day workshop which takes place every half term

Housed at Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston from Autumn 2017 (with support from Vortex Foundation)



Places must be booked in advance  (UPCOMING project Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th February 2018)

Visit our What's On calendar for full details or...


More about the process

Players say...

“A really good 2 day band experience ***** A holiday must do”   (Sam -Drummer)

“I loved all of it and I will come next time”  (Basilio - Viola)

“My favourite thing was that we all played together, also that I met new people.”  (Molly - Violin)


Listen to past projects

Click on the links to hear or view some of the pieces written and performed by past SCE  groups




Join the SoundsCreative Ensemble  mailing list  to recieve updates on the next project - connect your young players with some like-minded, curious musicians

Photos by Martin Coceres February 2012

Started up in Islington, the SC Ensemble was first supported by Gillespie Primary School and is currently working in Partnership with Islington Arts and Media School and Music First.