SOUNDWAVES is a groundbreaking creative, music-making project for young musicians (aged 14-19) that will run over 15 days during July and August. It is a partnership between Donegal Music Education Partnership, Music Generation, The Arts Council and Wall2Wall Music and, based in Letterkenny, will finish with a performance in the Regional Cultural Centre on 6 September.
The project is ideally suitable for singers, drummers & instrumentalists from all genres – rock, pop, trad, classical, jazz, digital musicians using garage band and other apps on ipads, portable devices and smartphones. All participants will be involved in collaborative composing, leading, improvising, arranging, recording, producing, marketing and performing and working across musical genres. They will also learn how to use low-cost technology to create and promote their own music.
There is a fantastic line-up of brilliant professional musicians, producers and facilitators that the participants will be working with. These include members of the Wonder Villains who have played all over the globe, touring with the likes of The Human League & They Might Be Giants; Producer Rocky O’Reilly who has released albums worldwide and again toured globally; Declan Mc Clafferty from In Their Thousands; Inishowen based musicians and videographer Seamus Devenny & Joe Mc Callion; while the project’s Artistic Director is the performer, flautist and workshop facilitator Sarah Murphy from Wall2Wall Music who is also a Senior Associate with Musical Futures. Also on the team is trad musician Paul Harrigan, singer-songwriter Sarah Cullen, and local musician and videographer Jeremy Howard.
The application process is very simple and can be done via our website on www.dmep.ie where full project details are also available. Closing date for applications has been extended by one week to Friday, 3 July.