Schools across the UK are invited to experience the excitement of DaDaFest Scratch by tuning into the free Connect:Resound live broadcast.
The DaDaFest Ensemble’s performance for schools will be live-streamed from the Music Room, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on 11 July from 2 – 3pm.
Their set will be the culmination of a ten-week development project and will include the premiere of a new composition, called ‘Music for Friends’ created by DaDaFest Ensemble musicians and the lead composers Ben Lunn and Carmel Smickersgill.
A number of special guests, including a string quartet from Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Company, will also be making an appearance.
There will also be opportunities for the online audience to join in – no instruments required!
To tune in, schools simply go to http://connectresound.live and take part via their classroom whiteboards.
DaDaFest Scratch at Liverpool Philharmonic is the first of a series of events hosted by the disability and D/deaf arts organisation DaDaFest. These events are an opportunity for developing artists who identify as disabled or D/deaf to showcase their work.
Crucially, it’s also a chance for feedback from an audience, using this experience to inform and influence future practice.
Connect: Resound is a project run by youth music charity NYMAZ which uses technology to create more music education and enrichment opportunities for children and young people. This is the first time they have worked with DaDaFest which is an innovative disability and D/deaf arts organisation based in Liverpool.
Sarah McWatt, Director of NYMAZ, says: “We believe that all young people should have the opportunity to make and experience music, whatever their location or circumstances. Our live broadcasts are free of charge to enable schools across the country to introduce students to the joy of live music, without having to leave the classroom. We can’t wait to showcase DaDaFest Ensemble and we hope that the developing artists will inspire the online audience to make music themselves. We hope you can join us!”
Richard Nutter, Executive Director of DaDaFest, continues: “We are delighted to be working with NYMAZ to broadcast DaDaFest Scratch into classrooms across the UK. DaDaFest Scratch events are a key moment in our calendar where the developing artists we work with have an opportunity to showcase their exceptional talents. This performance will be no exception and we are thrilled to be streaming it live from the prestigious Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.”
There is a free learning pack aimed at Key Stages 2, 3, and 4 available for teachers to download fromwww.connectresound.live/