Coast to Coast
Over six online workshops participants will learn new musical skills and come together to sing. After the workshops, participants will have the chance to perform the songs they've learned alongside musicians from the Nevis Ensemble, both privately and to the public.
In response to the forthcoming COP 26 Climate Crisis Conference in Glasgow this November, Coast to Coast will explore and take inspiration from our natural environment in a celebration of Scotland’s spectacular coasts and waters. The project will give participants the opportunity to sing together, including learning a collaborative piece of music created for the project by composer Zac Scott. Sessions will include: Musicianship, games and warm-ups; Singing, vocal health and technique; Creative activities; Voicework activities; Reflection and Discussions.
These sessions will result in two live performances, one private and one public, with musical accompaniment by the Nevis Ensemble. The private performance will be just for the project participants, providing a space to perform alongside the Ensemble for those who wish to remain publicly anonymous.
Music Broth is an inclusive social enterprise dedicated to shared equitable access to restored musical instruments and connecting people through music learning opportunities. You can read more about their work here. Coast to Coast participants will receive a free subscription to Music Broth's instrument hire service for a year after the project.
The Nevis Ensemble is dedicated to removing barriers to accessing orchestral music, with the vision that ‘music is for everyone, everywhere.’ They combine pop-up performances with participatory music workshops for a variety of different participants. You can read more about their work here.
There will be a public performance of the songs learned during the Coast to Coast workshops as part of the Queens Park Harvest Festival. Those project participants who wish to perform will sing alongside musicians from the Nevis Ensemble.
Thank you to Baillie Gifford and to
the Glasgow Connected Arts Network
for funding this project.