The Soundcastle Shout Podcast: Building Beacons

Welcome to the Soundcastle Shout!

Recordings and ResourcesSoundcastle launch a new exciting series of podcasts exploring the world of and the world surrounding creative participatory arts practice.  Over the series this podcast will explore some of the challenges facing creative practitioners today, highlighting the latest developments in research and successful project delivery.  Whether you’re delivering projects yourself, looking to join the profession or just an interested party, this is a podcast that will deliver a fresh and invigorating perspective on this dynamic and ever evolving arts sector.

In this very first podcast directors Gail Macleod and Hannah Dunster discuss Soundcastle’s flagship creative music project for families, Musical Beacons.  Founded in 2012, this project continues to grow and flourish, establishing inclusive, intergenerational, creative spaces for high quality family music making.  Hannah and Gail examine some of the challenges and successes that have emerged over the project so far and look to where the future might lead.



Soundcastle Reading Room

Find links to the research and comment referenced in the podcast below:Sound Connections and the London Early Years Music Network:

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    LEYMN Evidence Review: How music making activity affects young children:
  2. Youth Music Network Blog
    David Ashworth: ‘Good Enough’ Technology – Don’t Knock It

Musical Beacons is supported by Youth Music using public funding by Arts Council England.

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