On Thursday 14th May, Drake Music and Sound and Music are hosting a cross-genre showcase of new music from emerging Disabled musicians. Making space within the industry for Disabled composers and creators, new voices and sounds that need to be heard.
This is the live launch for Drake Music's 2019/20 Emergent: A Music Legacy commissions, funded by HMUK to support the artistic development of early-career Disabled musicians.
11am - Zoom
Listening Party & ‘In Conversation With…’
Remember what it felt like to come across a great new track at a gig? Or catch your new favourite artist at a festival? Get on the guest list for an exclusive listening party hosted by Drake Music and Sound and Music, as we premiere three brand new commissions by emerging Disabled music makers.
The Dyr Sister, Remi Fox Novak and Robbie Ashworth have created exciting new alt-folk, experimental techno, and contemporary classical music. Each has collaborated with a film-maker or visual artist on bold moving image to accompany their new tracks and live performances.
Hosted on Zoom by acclaimed live artist Gareth Cutter (Drake Music), the collective listening experience will be followed by a Q&A, a conversation between artists which we’re invited to.
This event will have Closed Captions and will be relaxed.
2pm – Zoom
Music Industry Round Table
Join us for a round table discussion about digital accessibility and representation in the music industry. How accessible is the creative sector? When things turn digital who is represented? Who is left out?
Hear from artists and industry insiders about their experiences, before we open the discussion up to the virtual floor, so you can ask the questions and be part of the debate. We want to make space for under-represented voices. We want to shake things up. Come along and get involved.
The panel will include Emily Jones (Sage Gateshead), Dike Okoh (Artist), Delia Barker (Roundhouse), Rich Legate (Attitude is Everything) and Harry Cooper (Sound and Music).
This is a relaxed event and will have Closed Captions.
4pm - Social Sharing
After our exclusive listening party, we are holding Youtube and Facebook premieres for each commission. Watch live, share your thoughts and reactions and help spread the word.
8:05pm - Lockdown Livestream
The current pandemic might mean we can't get together to experience live music, but we don't have to miss out entirely. You are invited to turn the lights down low and the sound up high for Remi Fox Novak's live performance of arty party music, direct from his living room to yours.
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