We are delighted to be offering free individual sensory music making sessions for six young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) led by the Eye Music Trust.
The Colour/Music Sensory Space has been developed through Eye Music funding and research with composer David Stevens. A unique range of special sensors has been refined and developed so that children can create and perform their own music whatever their limitations of movement. Movement, pressure/touch and distance sensors link to specially-created software so that children can sample their own sounds and create their own music.
Large architectural "sails" create a soft environment that will transform the room into a new world of colour and light. As well as playing music, the sensors control many LED lights, projecting all the colours of the rainbow on to the fabric “sails”, creating a new immersive world of strong therapeutic colour that the participants themselves control. Touch-sensitive paintings complete the "instruments" that the participants can use to create their own performances.
Individual sessions will be adapted to the needs of the young person and can range from playing the sensors and lights, to doing more structured/musical activities, with perhaps some sampling and playing of voices.
We have 6 dedicated 1:1 slots for young people up to the age of 25 years old with PMLD on Monday 25th October 2021;
Venue: The Foyle Studio, Midlands Arts Centre (MAC), Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH
Parking: There is a council owned car park with free, accessible parking bays for blue badge holders. All other drivers will need to pay and display. The charges are £2.60 for up to 4 hours or £3.90 for up to 16.5 hours. Pay by cash or phone.
Access and toilets: There is ramp access throughout, accessible toilets and an accessible toilet with hoist and changing bed.
How to book?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate a preferred time slot. The slots will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis.
Please note that young people must be accompanied by a parent / carer throughout the session.
We hope to hear from you soon,