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WildKat PR is thrilled to welcome Inclusive Creativity! The project, based in Northern Ireland, was devised by composer Frank Lyons of Ulster University. It aims to level the playing field in performance and composition for disabled musicians by developing innovative instrumental technology and methodologies that allow for side-by-side performance with professional musicians.

In 2015, three partner organisations (Walled City Music, Drake Music and St. Magnus International Festival) received funding from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation to develop a pilot participatory project using ‘inclusive creativity’ as its driving principle. The project brought together musicians and composers to research participant-led routes into collaborative music making. Under the direction of professor Lyons, an ensemble of disabled and non-disabled artists met regularly to improvise and compose music together in Derry/Lononderry. They used assistive music technology (AMT) as well as more conventional musical instruments. This ensemble became Acoustronic.

A performance featuring Acoustronic and partner ensemble the Benyounes Quartet will perform Lyons’s specially-commissioned work ‘NonZeroSum’ and George Crumb’s ‘Black Angels’ at Rich Mix on 5th September.

Olivia Brown, Head of Creative Strategy and Marketing, said: “Inclusive Creativity is an incredibly inspiring project that provides essential opportunities for disabled musicians. Especially with disability often being left out of diversity conversations in the classical industry and beyond, it’s vital that projects like this are championed across the sector and WildKat are delighted to support this pioneering and forward-thinking collaboration.”

The concerts in London and Dublin are kindly supported by PRS for Music’s ‘Breaking Borders’, CGF’s ‘Sharing the Stage’ and the British Council

(Written on August 31, 2017 )

WildKat PR are excited to announce our new client BitterSuite!

“BitterSuite symphonies allow you to remain powerfully in the moment by teasing your senses in time with the music…This is a concert where you don’t just listen to the music – you taste it, smell it and feel it as well.” Lyndsey Winship, The Guardian

BitterSuite are exploring how to re-imagine the classical concert through the use of all of the senses. Inspired by graphic notation and synaesthesia, Creative Producer Stephanie Singer created the company to explore new ways of thinking about and approaching classical music. Their concerts are intimate: audience members are blindfolded and led by a performer through a personal multi-sensory experience.

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Collaboration is key to BitterSuite’s ethos – partnerships to date include creating a multi-sensory experience by and for deaf and blind audiences with Sense UK, and engaging vulnerable young people and disadvantaged communities through workshops using innovative sensory techniques. All their performances have sold out including venues such as Vaults in London, Wilderness 2015, Nesta’s Future Fest 2015, Arcola Theatre, Round House 2015 and Rich Mix London. Their next concert will be on 23rd July at The Other Art Fair in Bristol. Further performances will be at  Wilderness Festival, Old Truman Brewery London and Brooklyn Academy of Music.

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Keep up to date with news from BitterSuite through their websiteTwitter, Facebook, Instagram and, as always, through the WildKat PR blog.

(Written on June 20, 2016 )

WildKat PR is pleased to be working with London-based Ensemble Perpetuo once again.

Perpetuo’s concerts appeal to all senses through collaborations with choreographers, chefs, artists, sculptors and photographers for their live shows.

Formed in 2013 by British oboist James Turnbull, the group specialises in these multi-art form collaborations, with several talented musicians at the heart of the performance. Traveling around the UK allows them to perform in a variety of locations such as theatres, museums and cafes, enhancing the power of the context of both traditional and contemporary music.

Ensemble Perpetuo presented their sold-out launch event Cityscapes earlier in 2015. With music spanning 200 years inspired by the world’s great cities, art and photographs featuring urban landscapes, sculpture and a dance created for one of the works, the event was a perfect introduction to the group’s work.

In the coming months, WildKat PR will work with the ensemble on two London events. On the 6th September, the group will present Rivers & Oceans, a collaboration with Bitter Suite at Rich Mix London in which the audience will enjoy food themed around each piece of music on the programme. For tickets, see the Rich Mix website.

On the 9th November, they look further afield in their Heavenly Sights concert. Alongside music inspired by other planets, the audience can experiment with an interactive sculpture which converts sound into visible light. Keep an eye on the WildKat PR blog and the ensemble’s website for updates.

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(Written on July 24, 2015 )