In order for any musician to learn and develop they must have regular opportunities to play, rehearse and perform over a sustained period of time. There are very few opportunities for disabled musicians to take part in regular, progressive music making. Although there is a welcome increase in more inclusive music activities, most of these are time-limited projects, often only lasting a number of weeks, with little or no follow up. Improving this situation is one of the key aims of Drake Music Scotland. This blog is about one of our groups, The Digital Ensemble.
This post will be used to show a short documentary that was made to outline an interesting project that I was involved with earlier this year. The project involved working with and mentoring a quartet of disabled musicians in the composition, production and dissemination of a 3-part piece of music, entitled ‘The Deep‘.
The documentary includes footage from the studio session and commentary from myself and other members of the team.
This project was funded by Creative Scotland’s via CP Productions and was a collaboration with Drake Music Scotland