NightSpark is co-producing Sound#Hack, a live learning event for secondary teachers in Medway, Kent as part of Ideas Test Swale and Medway. It will feature exploratory workshops by artists and leaders in digital music, live production and sound design.

When: Saturday 27th June 2015, 10.30am – 5pm
Where: University of Kent School of Music & Fine Art, Chatham Historic Dockyard
Cost: Free (subsidy worth £150 per teacher)

Teachers and young people will be able to co-learn and co-create pieces of music through trying out new and innovative digital approaches with established artists, in state-of-the-art studio spaces. Artists including AudioActive’s DJ Skitz and Sonic Pi will lead workshops, aiming to build confidence around composing and performing digital music. Final works will be performed to an industry-style panel, AudioActive’s In the Lab, to receive technical and artistic tips that will enable teachers and young people to take their practice forward.

Event Co-producer, Kevin Grist described what to expect on the day:

“This is going to be about discovering new talents and inspiring new career pathways, and also helping educators and parents recognise creative technology career pathways. We wanted to develop an event culture that always has performance, exhibition and a dynamic learning culture at the core.”

Teachers can find out more information and book places here. Places are limited. Ideas Test, Swale & Medway have been commissioned by Royal Opera House Bridge to deliver this event.

NightSpark is co-producing SOUND#HACK, a live learning event for secondary teachers in Medway, Kent as part of Ideas Test Swale and Medway. It will feature exploratory workshops by artists and leaders in digital music, live production and sound design.

When: Saturday 27th June 2015, 10.30am – 5pm
Where: University of Kent School of Music & Fine Art, Chatham Historic Dockyard
Cost: Free (subsidy worth £150 per teacher)

What will the day involve?
Teachers and young people will be able to co-learn and co-create pieces of music through trying out new and innovative digital approaches with established artists, in state-of-the-art studio spaces. Artists including AudioActive’s DJ Skitz and Sonic Pi will lead workshops, aiming to build confidence around composing and performing digital music. Final works will be performed to an industry-style panel, AudioActive’s In the Lab, to receive technical and artistic tips that will enable teachers and young people to take their practice forward.

Teachers can find out more information and book places here. Places are limited.

Ideas Test, Swale & Medway have been commissioned by Royal Opera House Bridge to deliver this event

Our Director, Kevin Grist was invited to take part in a live YouTube debate on music technology.

Hosted by Cliff Manning, Communications Manager from the Royal Opera House Bridge, the discussion explored the opportunities, challenges and links that new music technology can bring in supporting a cultural entitlement for children and young people.

Kevin was joined by Jon Pratty, Producer from Ideas Test and Michelle Gregson, Programme Manager for Kent from Royal Opera House Bridge. Kevin had recently co-produced the Sound#Hack digital learning with Jon, which was commissioned by the Bridge.

The full YouTube Broadcast can be viewed below.