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The msap has generously received funding from Wylye Valley DFAS and The Patricia Faye memorial Fund NADFAS. To enable us to bring the Installation to Exeter House School, Salisbury.

NADFAS is an arts based educational charity with over 300 societies and 90000 members world wide. The National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies is a leading arts charity which works to advance decorative and fine arts education. It helps to open up the world of the arts for everyone to enjoy, learn and participate in.

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Learning Disability Day 2017

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World Around Us Installation Music Project

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    Mirrors (short version)

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HOW DID THE MUSIC PROJECT COME ABOUT?

Jo Levine, Music Therapist, and Will Lawton, trainee Music Therapist, are currently providing a full day of music therapy sessions at Larkrise School for groups and individual children with a wide variety of complex needs.  Music therapy uses music as a tool for communication, interaction and self-expression, with specific aims including helping pupils to develop their self-esteem, emotional wellbeing, communication and social skills.  For more information about music therapy – www.bamt.org

Jo and Will built up a weekly passing conversation with ‘Becky the Artist’ during their busy Fridays in school, and were enjoying hearing about her work.  Rebecca Churchill then asked them to provide some recorded original and spontaneously improvised music, to create a soundscape for the Multi Sensory Art Project interactive dome installation in May 2017.  The main themes that were selected to focus and inspire the music included ‘the world around us’, ‘white space’ and ‘mirrors’.  Some of the instruments that the children have access to in their music therapy sessions can be heard in the soundscape.

WHO IS INVOLVED WITH THE MUSIC?

WILL LAWTON

www.willlawtonmusic.co.uk

A singer-songwriter, pianist and hang player from Wiltshire.  Will works professionally as a musician and is currently recording his first solo album due to be released towards the end of 2017.  Will is currently training as a Music Therapist at UWE.

JO LEVINE

Jo works as a freelance Music Therapist with adults and children in Somerset and Wiltshire and works with Soundwell Music Therapy Trust (www.soundwell.org).  A pianist and piano accordionist, Jo currently performs with The Hazir Ensemble (www.facebook.com/hazirensemble).

MUSIC THERAPY STUDENTS AT UWE

Fourteen students studying for a masters degree in Music Therapy performed two improvisations using photographic images as inspiration.  The students used instruments including voice, agogo bells, ocean drum, tambourine, cabassaa, chimes, tube chime, cymbal, rain stick, thumb piano, lyre, xylophone, sitar, floor drum, hang, violin, maraca, recorder, bell, guitar and piano.

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A special thank you goes to WILTSHIRE MUSIC CENTRE who very kindly allowed Jo and Will to record in one of their studios and make use of their lovely in-house Yamaha upright piano.

TRACK LISTING

 

1 Morning Song Jo Levine (Piano)

Will Lawton (Hang)

also starring The Birds of Nettlebridge Valley, Dawn Chorus

2 Mirrors Will Lawton (Hang)

Jo Levine (FreeNotes Wing)

3 White Space 1 Will Lawton (Piano)

Jo Levine (Accordion)

4 White Space 2 UWE M.A. Music Therapy Students
5 Countryside UWE M.A. Music Therapy Students
6 Dandelions Written by Will Lawton and performed by The Home Fires
7 Dusk Jo Levine (Piano)

Will Lawton (Hang)

The Birds of Nettlebridge Valley, Evening Performance

 

M.S.A.P Appeal

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MSAP APPEAL

The World Around Us Installation

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The World Around Us Installation is visiting Larkrise School on the week commencing 15th May 2017.

Journeys Installation Exhibition Notes

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Transport & Journeys Installation

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Press Release – Journeys Installation May 2016

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PRESS RELEASE Mencap Spring Project 2016_Page_1

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Multi Sensory Art Project Workshop – Journeys

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