Young people from the Future Band from London and from Athens interact as they jam together!
Kids from all over the Greek capital got together at the Onassis Cultural Centre to form a group that would compose and perform their own music. An opportunity to create, share and collaborate through the fun of musical improvisation.
We invited children aged 9 to 13, and representing every level of musical proficiency from beginners to experts, to come along with their sense of fun, their ideas and their musical instruments and join our new band. An open and eclectic ensemble for children in which everyone could express themselves with their own ‘voice’. We experimented, we improvized, we wrote down our music and we are going to perform it for an audience at BIG BANG.
The inspiration for the workshop came from a creative learning model developed over the last six years by London’s Future Band. Future Band is an open and participatory musical ensemble which puts dialogue, reflection and equality at the heart of its creative process.
Working with others! The group from Greece and the Future Band from England swapped ideas and compositions. Their collaboration took the form of an exchange of musical postcards, sound recordings and sheet music.
The young musicians of the OCC Future Band along with
Detta Danford: flute
Natasha Zielazinski: cello
Maria Christina Papadopoulou: harp
Evi Nakou: Flute
In association with: Future Band, Barbican Guildhall Creative Learning (UK)