Love Music Festival is a new landmark festival of live music for young people (age 4-18), presenting a culturally diverse programme of internationally renowned musicians. The heart of the festival is a touring programme of music performances and learning events, presenting outstanding musicians of the highest calibre, alongside excellence and innovation in the interpretation and presentation of live music for young audiences.
The festival incorporates music from around the world and was created to help young people explore the cultural diversity and range of music available, many of whom will be hearing new kinds of music for the first time.
The learning programme provides young people with the richest possible musical experience, including creative classroom music projects, composition projects, internet and digital music projects, experiments with sonic art and teaching resources. These projects are intended to inform and excite young audiences and to provide excellent resources for school students and teachers, reaching 9,000 children in Scotland.
As well as the work with schools, there are a number of public performances scheduled throughout the tour, which kicks off in Glasgow on 30th October with at the Old Fruitmarket and includes gigs in St Andrews and Inverness.
Love Music Festival was curated by composer Stephen Deazley who says; “You will find digital music experimenters, jazz improvisers, ancient music from Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa, unbelievable sound-worlds colliding, international collaborations live on stage, inspiring live performances in barns, theatres, concert halls, schools and through internet broadcasts. All this supported by two months of educational outreach work in every area.”
Supported by the National Lottery, through Creative Scotland’s Inspire Fund, Love Music Festival has an interactive website www.lovemusicfestival.com which includes the incredible Map Mixer, an intuitive digital music mixer which allows you to create your own music from a bank of pre-recorded and found sounds. There is a jukebox with tracks from all the Festival artists, resources to help make the most of your Festival Day for both young people and teachers and lots of information about all the artists. The website also provides a portal for remote learning, listening, skill sharing and networking groups of students, performers and teachers.
Public Event Tour schedule
October 30th, 7.30pm Glasgow Concert Halls – Kolektif Istanbul & Huun Huur Tu performing at the Old Fruitmarket in the ‘Music Without Borders’ series opening concert
November 2nd, 7.30pm St Andrews, Byre Theatre – Electric Loops (Celebrating Fife 2010)
November 4th, 1.30pm Glasgow, Old Fruitmarket – Green Pea (Inspirations Festival)
November 6th, 10am & 1pm St Andrews, Byre Theatre – Green Pea (Celebrating Fife 2010)
November 13th, 10am-4pm Inverness, Eden Court Theatre – ALL Love Music Festival performers
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