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Exploring Play, Improvisation and Interactions in Sound

  • 16th February 2024
  • 10:30 - 13:00
  • Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot, OX11 7NE
  • Soundabout

This session will be an opportunity to come together and explore musical play and improvisation.

With a mixture of experiential learning and reflective practice we will have the chance as a group to look closely at what it means to be a spontaneous musical dialogue with others. We will have the chance to explore our role in this dialogue and will come away with some clear, practical and actionable tools that we can use in our practice with people with complex additional needs. There will be an emphasis on working with a participant-led approach, embracing spontaneity, surprise, playfulness and a focus on simplicity, the importance of repetition and how we can work dynamically with pace and structure to achieve meaningful musical experiences for all.

Alex Lupo

Alex is a neurodivergent musician with over 20 years of experience as a performer, composer and producer. Alex has collaborated with Ivor Award winning composer Charlotte Harding, Charles Hazlewood and the British Paraorchestra, and PJ Harvey among others. Alex has also been working as a community musician/music leader in non-formal music education for over 20 years, working with a wide range of organisations all over the UK. As an advocate for inclusive non formal music education Alex has devised, delivered, coordinated and managed music making projects for all ages and in many different settings, as well as working as a mentor/trainer with other community musicians and music leaders. Alex is also a HCPC registered music therapist and is very interested in working with people at all stages of the life span and in many different contexts. Specifically Alex has an interest in working as a music therapist in SEN/D / ALN Settings. Currently Alex’s practice as a music therapist sees him working in a specialist unit for young autistic people with behaviours that challenge.

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Tickets are £50.

If the cost of this training is a barrier for you, please get in touch by emailing info@soundabout.org.uk.

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Soundabout

Soundabout aims to unlock the potential of children, young people and adults with severe and profound learning disabilities by helping them to develop their ability to communicate and interact with the world around them through music and sound.

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