Young people will create new pieces of music in response to the theme of 'PLACE'. Their completed works will be recorded and put on our Musical Map, showing where the music has come from, both geographically and creatively.
Through local composers and partners in Music Hubs and Arts Development teams across the region, as well as through previous Music4U work, we have identified a need for more support for young people's composition. This project will give young musicians encouragement and guidance to create their own original music and will provide them with the opportunity to celebrate and share it with others.
The project will also enable the Music4U partnership to understand what constitutes best practice in terms of helping young people to create original music. The lessons learned through this project will form an online legacy, made available to others looking to do comparable work. This legacy will include audio recordings embedded into the Digital Musical Map and a resource containing compositional tools and advice for young people and for those who work with young people in their music-making. This resource will include feedback from music leaders and groups on their compositional process and tips for generating musical material.
This project will run from September 2012 to July 2013.