About the event
For this second webinar in the Lessons from Lockdown series which The Space are hosting in association with Arts Council England, we’ve asked a panel of musicians and orchestral staff to share insights from the last few months. They’ll discuss ways in which they rose to the challenge of making music while apart.
We’ll discover how they created beautiful sound from bedrooms and bathrooms, and the workarounds and digital tech that made that possible. We’ll find out the part that social media played in helping to connect with audiences, and how creating and distributing work digitally has helped artists and organisations stay in touch with followers, fans and consumers.
Join our speakers to hear more about how they made and shared their music, share your own experiences, and discuss what, if any, new approaches will carry on into future work.
While this webinar will be of most interest to those organisations who create and work with music, it may also be of interest to those who are interested in audio and video production and creating social media content.
Singer, songwriter and composer Tom Hickox wrote No Human Is An Island as a response to the iconic John Donne Meditation from 1624. Tom’s collaborators for this piece, commissioned for the BBC Culture In Quarantine programme, included players from the Chineke! Orchestra and video director Nicolas Jack Davies.
Chi-chi Nwanoku is the Founder, Artistic and Executive Director of the Chineke! Foundation, which supports, inspires and encourages Black, Asian and ethnically diverse musicians working in the UK and Europe. Recognised internationally as one of the finest double bass players, Chi-chi will share her experience of working with Tom, and of making music while distanced from her musical family
Sassy Hicks, head of marketing and communications for the BBC National Orchestra of Wales has been working closely with the players, bringing music and musicians to digital audiences via social media. Having creating more than thirty new strands of content in these few months, she’ll discuss what worked best, for the orchestra and audience alike.
As a technical producer with the BBC Philharmonic and a background of working with BBC R&D, Simon Highfield’s role has been to find inventive ways to work with musicians in their own homes. Simon will discuss experiments in different ways of sustaining sound quality, and how lockdown provided opportunities for the musicians to play with a whole new repertoire.