Projects

Pros and Cons: Building meaningful programming in correctional institutions

by Hugh Chris Brown

The Pros and Cons Prison Music Program was initiated as a response to the closure of the agricultural programs in Canadian prisons, and from the outset was run with the intention of…

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Sound is Touch

by Daniel Oore

Listening, touching, feeling and sounding activities using your voice, hands, whole body, instruments, or speakers (e.g. on phone, computer, earphones). These sound activities are for people of all —including hearing and non-hearing—…

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Task-based Games: Intro and Keys Chain

by Germaine Liu

Hello!  My  name is Germaine.  I have prepared for you some task-based games you can share and play with your friends.  I love task-based games because I feel like I am living…

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Task-based Games: Swirl

by Germaine Liu

Hello!  My  name is Germaine.  I have prepared for you some task-based games you can share and play with your friends.  I love task-based games because I feel like I am living…

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Task-based Games: Take Flight

by Germaine Liu

Hello!  My  name is Germaine.  I have prepared for you some task-based games you can share and play with your friends.  I love task-based games because I feel like I am living…

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Task-based Games: Partner Walk

by Germaine Liu

Hello!  My  name is Germaine.  I have prepared for you some task-based games you can share and play with your friends.  I love task-based games because I feel like I am living…

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Task-based Games: Path

by Germaine Liu

Hello!  My  name is Germaine.  I have prepared for you some task-based games you can share and play with your friends.  I love task-based games because I feel like I am living…

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The Astonishing Jam Sessions with Astonished!

by Chelsea Jones

This entry is a co-written account of “jam sessions”—an improvisational musical practice based in Regina, Saskatchewan that embraces and accounts for radical forms of access in sonic expression with disabled and Deaf…

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Matter at your fingertips

by Michel Frigon

Matter at Your Fingertips Using playdough, ‘Matter at Your Fingertips’ is a playful initiation to sound creation. Objective: to make a collective composition featuring a score made out of play dough. By…

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Audiovisual Mismatch

by Guillaume Jabbour

Picture a muted video of a person walking inside a house. Imagine what the footsteps might sound like going up creaky steps or slightly dragging on the floor. Turn up the sound…

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Finding Folk for Music

by Jeff Morton

Finding Folk for Music is a way to share concepts and strategies for a kind of experimental folk music. The series engages people in hands-on creation regardless of anyone’s level of previous…

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Catalyst Music: A music improv video series

by Kathryn Patricia

Catalyst is an online, music improvisation learning experience. Along with three instructional videos, this guide will outline some of the key components of musical improvisation. This video series draws from the Creative…

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Stay at Home Symphony! Found Objects Orchestra & Conduction Activity

by Meredith Bates

From finding objects around the house (the recycling and ‘junk drawer’ are treasure troves!) to turning them into musical instruments and decorating them, to composing a symphony, to conducting the final performance!…

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Creative Music Making from Source Material

by Nikola Tosic

Here is an approach to collaborative music making based on using existing repertoire, where a group samples and repurposes material and ideas for use as a Starting Point. A. PREPARATION – Choose…

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The Beat of the Heart

by Ruth Eliason

The beat or pulse could be considered the foundation of what we do, as music-makers.  It is often the structure within which we tell a story through melody, rhythm, timbre, dynamics and…

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Language of Emotion In Music

by Jodi Proznick

What does it mean to “Know Music”? The important thing, as one cannot repeat too often, if that the child should learn to feel music, to absorb it, to give his whole…

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Sound Stories from the Land

by Moe Clark

Sound Stories from the Land okâwîmâw askiy is Mother Earth (nêhiyawêwin/Plains Cree language), always providing for us in ways beyond our wildest imaginations. This workshop provides an opening for us to strengthen…

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Prends garde à toi! After Bizet’s opera Carmen

by Pierre Vachon

A co creation project with adults faced with mental deficiency and autism issues through the reinvention of Carmen. With workshops on opera, meeting with creators, and trainers helping them producing it as…

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Coronation Sound Bites

by Louise Campbell

Listening Games for Reducing Noise Levels in a School Cafeteria Picture a large room: concrete floor, low tile ceiling, bare plaster walls, tables lined with stools, a wall of industrial fridges and…

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Across the Lines

by Steve Wright

A community-based collaboration featuring original local music paired with the stories and sounds of seniors residing in an assisted living centre Over the course of multiple workshops, get to know participants so…

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