Open Fund: Heart n Soul
Heart n Soul will collaborate with two artists on brand new music-making projects for The Big 30, activities celebrating Heart n Soul’s 30th anniversary in 2016.
Bobbie Gardner –gifted contemporary classical composer arranger, pianist, producer, tutor and community musician – will already be in residence at Heart n Soul for a year through Sound and Music’s Embedded residency scheme. She will deepen and expand her time with Heart n Soul to respond to a specific brief – to make new music in collaboration with the London Symphony Orchestra, culminating in a live event at St Luke’s in July 2016. She will also work with Heart n Soul artists and participants on new music to be performed at Heart n Soul events in 2016.
Richard Phoenix – talented musician, leading producer in the D.I.Y music scene, founder of production and touring agency Constant Flux and Creative Associate with Heart n Soul – will develop the potential of five dynamic young musicians with learning disabilities from Heart n Soul’s digital pop-up band Electric Fire, which has emerged through our innovative digital music making project SoundLab. The band has already appeared at the Rich Mix Youth Takeover, Liberty Festival and SoundLab Play Space held at Nesta in 2015. Richard will train these young people to develop new music using Heart n Soul’s Digital Audio Workstations such as Ableton Live and Logic, creating new sounds that can be shared through live performance, music conferences and events.