promoting social inclusion through music and the creative arts
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September 19th 2014
Link to excerpt from 15 minute radio feature
by Amanda Cooper BA,
MA Radio Production Student,
On 21st November 2014 JOS will host LONDON INTERGENERATIONAL NETWORK MEETING
2014 was another wonderful and inclusive Year for JOS
Wishing a Peaceful and Joyful New Year to JOS Volunteers,
Participants, Friends and Associates
Thank you for your Participation
We will continue from January 2015
Tuesday 13th January 2015, Venue to be confirmed (Hackney)
Thursday 15th January 2015, Salvation Army (Portobello Road)
Friday 16th January 2015, St. Peter's Heritage Centre (Vauxhall)
Network meetings are a great opportunity for London- based people interested or involved in intergenerational work to share experiences and good practice, meet, network and swap information in a friendly, informal environment.
More information here
Program for a day here
If you're interested in joining Joy of Sound participatory music workshop please, get in touch.
We are currently running weekly sessions at Chats Palace, Hackney (Tuesday morning), Salvation army, Portobelo Road (Thursday morning) and St. Peter's Heritage Centre, Vauxhall (Friday morning).Everyone wellcome. For more information about time and direction, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Hannah's Dance by Vesna Marich (Trailer)
This project has taken more than two years to complete, due to a shared commitment to honour inclusive participatory process at every stage of the work, from the development and production of the dance piece, to the music soundtrack and voice recording, filming and editing. None of this would not have been possible without the strong will and creative determination of Vesna Marich, who instigated the project, the JOS volunteer team that has participated and facilitated throughout, and of course Hannah James who’s dynamic and effervescent personality inspired Vesna to make the film.
Thank you to all who have been involved in any way in making this such a fine, memorable and rewarding project.
Joy of Sound (JOS) is an inclusive music and creative arts project that provides workshops and equipment to enable anybody, regardless of their abilities and dexterity, to enjoy taking part in music making and other arts activities.
The aims of JOS are to:
To achieve these goals, JOS offers:
JOS is now in its 14th year of development, and the JOS team of experienced inclusive workshop facilitators are skilled across the spectrum of creative arts practice and delivery.
JOS maintains an ongoing program of research into bespoke and adapted musical instrument design and inclusive workshop techniques.
Training 2014Joy Of Sound runs training sessions at various times in the year.
Please contact email@example.com for news and updates on next training dates
JOS Volunteers are encouraged to assist with all aspects of workshop set up and delivery including: preparation of workshop space, music instruments cleaning, preparation, tuning , stringing and minor repairs - work with workshops facilitator/s delivering sessions - assist post session clearance and pack up - attend after session informal debriefing sessions in situ or at a local cafe.
Volunteers will be introduced to - and invited to actively participate in all aspects of JOS improvisational music making sessions that involves the gradual experiential learning of JOS inclusive approaches to vocal and instrumental improvisation. People with previous music making experience, new and none players are all equally welcome and able to join in, and to make a valuable contribution. Training and mentoring will be given.
If you wish, after your first introductory session, a member of the JOS team will be available to speak with you by telephone - or at an arranged meeting - to discuss any matters arising from your experience, and towards your potential continuum as an occasional or regular JOS Volunteer. An open, respectful, and inclusive social nature - willingness, enthusiasm and commitment to co-creative learning by experience - humanitarianism, the ability to undertake one or more of the duties mentioned above, punctuality and dependability, creative and exploratory nature, commitment to equality and the ability to laugh at yourself are all characteristics that might serve you and become enhanced in Volunteering with JOS - and of course any others that you bring to share will be much appreciated.
Funding and Support
On 9th November 2013 Joy of Sound was invited to provide inclusive music workshops at INCLOODU - London's first ever Festival of Deaf Arts at Rich Mix. 12 JOS volunteers co-facilitated three exiting, moving and memorable inclusive music workshops and shared an amazing experience.
BIM AJADI, a deaf film-maker, and assistant Therese Garratty, recorded the sessions in a manner that captures their natural warmth and beauty expressed in colours, tones, textures, and interactive energies - and in a manner that portrays the qualities of sound, silence, vibration and atmospherics that were experienced by the broad spectrum of hearing and none hearing people that participated.
Thank you INCLOODU for inviting JOS, and BIM for your lovely film.
Any Old Instruments or Equipment?
We are always on the lookout for instruments - perhaps you have an old guitar or fiddle stored in an attic or garage? If so, please contact us - any type, age or condition considered! To maintain JOS project activities we are looking for musical instruments, of any kind new or old, in any condition. Also, any music related items such as scores, accessories, strings,bows and cases, recordings etc. Whatever you have to offer, JOS will put it to good use towards the continuation and development of our activities. Request for instruments