A series of experimental music events funded by Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants will be launched as part of the Worcester Music Festival 2022.
The series of events is called Soundings and the plan for the event is to bring some of the greatest experimental instrument makers and performers to Worcester.
A Soundings spokesperson said: “This year-long program of events has been funded by the Arts Council of England’s National Lottery Project Grants and will be launched as part of the Worcester Music Festival 2022, a non-profit music festival that will take place from September 16 to 18 in several venues across the city.
“The first Soundings events will take place at St Swithun’s Church on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September.
“They will add a distinctive new strand to the festival program which, although not part of the festival’s fundraising activity, will engage artists, reach new audiences and help make St Swithun’s a place for exceptional performances. .
“Local artist and musical instrument maker Sam Underwood will organize and host this event, as well as showcase his own work as part of it.
“As an artist embedded in this unusual and inventive scene, Sam is uniquely positioned to showcase this work and is eager to share his passion for it.”
Mr. Underwood is keen to hear from local musical instrument makers who might be interested in showing off their work in a short open session at each event.
Anyone interested should email [email protected]
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Peter Knott, Regional Director of Arts Council England, said: “Attending music workshops like this is a fantastic way to bring people together to learn new skills, make new friends and discover new passions. .
“Music and creativity have the power to boost well-being, confidence and self-expression, so we are delighted to support this series of workshops with our National Lottery project grants.”
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Support for this project came from Severn Arts with an investment from the Arches Worcester Project, which is funded by the Cultural Development Fund – a DCMS/Arts Council England fund which focuses on developing the economic impact of creative industries, arts and heritage.
The full program will be announced shortly.