Stroke survivors and their carers made some noise whilst aiding their rehabilitation with a music project in Navenby by the Stroke Association and soundLINCS.
The free to attend project consisted of 12 fortnightly workshops exploring a variety of singing and songwriting activities and the chance to use an array of unusual musical instruments.
soundLINCS’ Music Facilitators were keen to create music with participants of whatever ability through the range of genres on offer within the workshops.
The unusual instruments allowed access to sound and music in a variety of ways: whether that be through detecting body movements and velocity with instruments such as Theremins and Soundbeams; or pressing a soft cube, called a Skoog, which creates correlations between the expressive gestures made upon it and the sounds the computer software creates.
Vocal workshops included activities such as traditional choral singing, composition, songwriting and folk music whilst iPad based technology sessions allowed the use of sampling software and experimentation with original compositions and creations.
The free to attend workshops took place on alternate Wednesdays at The Venue in Navenby from 10am until 12noon.
In August local radio station Lincs FM visited the workshop for a news report about the participants and the sessions. Charlotte, the journalist who attended, wrote a blog about her experience which can be viewed here. You can also listen to the report below.