A County Youth Arts collaboration project conceived by Reg Clegg & Andy Dawson, creating a large scale ensemble piece of music featuring performers and young people from across Nottinghamshire.
This year the music is an original composed piece, written by the young people in response to the Paris terror attacks of late 2015.
Angus McLeod & Mark Allsop acted as the composers/facilitators, and assisted by Sam Jones & Bru-C, worked with a group of young people on developing the ideas and sections for the piece, and worked it into a finished structure in November / December, ready for the various groups to work on it during Jan / Feb 2016, adding and embellishing sections with their own interpretations within the score.
The pre-creation session took place at the Old Library. Most of the other sessions then took place at the group’s own locations. The final rehearsals brings it all together at the Old Library.
The groups/performer’s tackle different elements and parts of the piece – there was a lot of scope for ‘stretching’ sections and re-arranging parts.
The whole piece was gradually assembled over the sessions and then rehearsed together as a whole before the performances. Recorded & performed at the Palace Theatre, Mansfield as part of Showcase 2016.
Arranged and conducted by Angus McLeod. Workshops assisted by Sam Jones.
Composed by the young people, assisted by Angus McLeod & Mark Allsop & Bru-C
Audio & video produced by Mark Allsop.
Gamelan group assisted by Nikki Kemp.
Red Hot Band assisted by Matt Callingham & Saree Wilson.
Atmosphere Glee Choir assisted by Jo Lewis.
Valley Vocal Ensemble assisted by Nina Smith.
Featured performers & groups :
Beth Sara Adams, guitar, from Ashfield
Chey Anita Bakut, vocals, from Nottingham
Oliver Siggee, drums, from Mansfield
Leoni Alvey, vocals, from Selston
Rachael Dixon, vocals & guitar, from Mansfield
Gamelan Nottingham from Redhill, Arnold
Atmosphere Glee Choir from Beeston
15 Keys from Outwood Valley Academy, Worksop
Red Hot Band, County NPA group
The Old Library Rock & Pop Academy from Mansfield
The Dukes – Abi Howard, Jade Gordon & Owen Shutt, from Worksop
Supported by Nottinghamshire Music Education Hub & Short Breaks.
Able Orchestra with BBC Concert Orchestra -
A group of young musicians with disabilities collaborating with County Youth Arts Musicians and Visual Artists, including BBC Concert Orchestra, Brunts Ensemble and Portland and Fountaindale Schools.