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?
2 day long project every October, February and May half term holidays
@ Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, N16
What to expect?
An entirely new creative journey - a band project like no other!
Players say and parents 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)
"I loved the performance I couldn't believe what a cohisive and lengthy piece of work they had composed....thank you for a wonderful experience" - Mum of drummer Ted
Places must be booked in advance
£90 per player or £150 paired place
Subsidised places available thanks to support from the Vortex Foundation's 'In the Changes' project (funded by The Paul Hamlyn Foundation)
Check dates of the next project on our What's on Calendar
More about the process
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.