Collective Sounds of Happy Places

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Collective Sounds of Happy Places

Thursday, 23 July, 2020 - 17:00 to 18:00
Microsoft meeting

In an upside-down world, everyone is trying to weather the storm in a way, locked down in our homes and busy with social distancing. In response, we are inviting you to this online event, that is a place to have a conversation about “My Happy Place” during the Covid-19 lock down. It could be a corner of your home or a nearby place you pass during your daily walks, no matter where it is, it is the place that has made you happy during the lock down.


This event is taking place on two consecutive Thursdays, during the first workshop you will learn to use “Graphic notation” and create a form of writing music apart from traditional notation. It is the representation of musical ideas using visual symbols. You will be provided with all the tools and information you need to create your own happy place graphic notation score.


At the second event we are going to explore happy places from all across the world through sound. This will culminate in a performance of your collective individual works and a video followed by a virtual drink reception!


So, if you want to know about the sounds of a happy place - brought to life by you through a music piece, this event is for you!


Why join?

Learn, play and meet new people while making a difference in your everyday life! Join us to mediate our feelings into music, and by doing so become more conscious of the spatial elements that realise a happy mood.


Who should attend?

Everyone is welcome! No music background is needed. You would need your smartphone to take photos and record sounds and videos that will be shared with organisers for the final music piece.


Please note:

This event may be photographed and recorded for promotional purpose. By registering you agree to the use of your image(s) for promotion and the use of your scores for musicians, concert and any further musical development by event organizers.  


For more information please visit the website, follow @UoE_FCL on Twitter and Instagram or @FCLUoE on Facebook.

This session will be hosted by Negar Ebrahimi, PhD Researcher at the University of Edinburgh.

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