City of London Festival; all about music making, disability, accessibility and new technology!

Our friends Skoogmusic are having a very busy summer! Here’s some information on what you can look forward to experiencing on the 6th and 7th July………..

Exciting event hosted by the City of London Festival all about music making, disability, accessibility and new technology!

Level Playing Field – 6th-7th July

Free event showcasing assistive music technology and collaboration between disabled and non-disabled musicians.  


Make music with the Skoog – Guildhall Yard  3pm – 5.30pm
This new musical instrument empowers those unable to play traditional instruments. By touching, pressing, squashing or twisting the multicoloured tactile cube, anyone can play a wide range of instruments, intuitively. Try out the Skoog, and chat to the inventors of this unique musical instrument just come long to the Guildhall Yard between 3pm and 5 pm. No booking necessary

You can  Find out more here http://www.skoogmusic.com/

There will also be free workshops will run throughout the day (between 9.40-3.00pm) in partnership with Drake Music, Guildhall School Music Therapy Department and  the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. These workshops will explore music making with assistive technology including Skoog, Soundbeam, iPad and adapted instruments. 

Further details can be found here:

http://www.colf.org/events/Contemporary-Music-Jazz-World-Music/1407-Free-Event–Level-Playing-Field.cfm

These workshops are free to attend, but there are a limited number of places and they are already filling up, so book now to ensure your place.  You can register for workshops by emailing Catherine Jack at education@colf.org.  

There are other events involving the Skoog on Saturday the 7th. Details in the Level Playing Field program: 

http://bit.ly/JY2BEv 

More information on the Skoog, a new musical instrument designed specifically for children with disabilities:
As featured on the BBC,  The TES, and Special Children magazine 

It would be great if you could come along – we’d love to see you there. Please feel free to pass on this information to anyone that you think might be interested. 

Warm regards,

Benjaman

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