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Thu, 14 Mar

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MEC Seminar: Disability taking the lead

'Disability Taking The Lead' is MEC’s first fully disabled led Seminar in partnership with Drake Music Scotland. Our seminar is hosted by Kris Halpin, who is joined on the panel by musicians and artists who work with Drake Music Scotland.

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MEC Seminar: Disability taking the lead
MEC Seminar: Disability taking the lead

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14 Mar 2024, 10:00 GMT

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About the event

'Disability Taking The Lead' is MEC’s first fully disabled led Seminar in partnership with Drake Music Scotland. Our seminar is hosted by Kris Halpin, an artist best known for his live performances using MiMu Gloves. Kris is also Artistic Director of Sense, and most recently announced as one of the Mastercard Brit Awards Trailblazers of 2024.   Joining Kris on the panel are musicians and artists who work with Drake Music Scotland.

Our panel is:  

  • Ben Lunn, a Composer and Inclusive Ensemble Curator. Multi award winner, Ben is also Associate Composer for Drake Music Scotland leading on the Disabled Artist Network, and Associate Artistic Director for Hebrides Ensemble.   
  • Clare Johnston, a professional teacher and composer who takes a keen interest in the development of digital technologies and music. Clare is Associate Musician with Drake Music Scotland, and is most recently known for “Call of the Mountains”, a collaboration project with Drake Music Scotland and Kazakhstan’s Eegeru Ensemble;   
  • Sorcha Pringle is a disabled activist, community musician, composer and creative facilitator. Sorcha is Associate Musician and Creative Access Advisor for Drake Music Scotland.  

Join us on the 14th March to hear about their good, bad, and ugly experiences of their musical journeys so far.

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