Able Orchestra premieres new works and new technology

(c) Reg CleggNottingham Contemporary will host a programme of new works from Able Orchestra on Friday 22 June at 7pm.

Involving young disabled and able young musicians alongside professional music producers and digital artists from Inspire Youth Arts and players from The Hallé, the ethos of Able Orchestra is that all members can create and perform on equal terms.

The performance will feature brand new pieces, one of which has been choreographed by young dancers from Next Door Dance, as well as orchestral repertoire played by an ensemble from The Hallé.

Another piece will showcase DIGIT: 1, groundbreaking new technology developed by music producer Si Tew, which transforms a wheelchair mobility controller into a musical instrument. We’re excited to be part of the unveiling of creative digital technology that broadens opportunities for disabled people as composers and performers.  

On the morning of the performance, Partnership Manager Stuart Bruce will be giving a presentation on the Able Orchestra for A Bright Future for SEND music in Greater Essex conference, sharing the unique journey and innovation of Able Orchestra with specialist delegates.

In September, Stuart joins colleagues at the OHMI conference to discuss creative solutions to the barriers to music-making for those with physical disabilities, in a session showcasing the digital developments happening through Able Orchestra.

Watch Able Orchestra performing as part for BBC Music Day in 2017 here.

Find out more about Able Orchestra here.