promoting social inclusion through music and the creative arts
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Musicking with Joy of Sound
by Robbie Campbell
from PMLD Link
Reprinted by kind permission
2014 Team London Award
JOS Team Recognised for
exemplary contribution to
volunteering in London.
Thank you all.
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Link to excerpt from 15 minute radio feature
by Amanda Cooper BA,
MA Radio Production Student,
Joy of Sound (JOS) is an inclusive music and creative arts project that is run by volunteers. JOS 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:
is now in it's 15th year of
development, the JOS team of experienced inclusive workshop
facilitators are skilled
across the spectrum of creative arts practice and delivery.
Joy of Sound weekly music sessionsWe are currently running weekly sessions at Chats Palace, Hackney (Tuesday morning), Salvation Army, Portobello Road (Thursday morning) and St. Peter's Heritage Centre, Vauxhall (Friday morning). If you are interested in attending a Joy of Sound participatory music workshop, or for more information about times or directions, please either contact firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the links below
Training 2015Joy 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.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
you would like to support - Text JOY01 £2 /£5 /£10 to 70070
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