Resonate

by Good Vibrations Claimed

Health & Social Care Services, Activity, Education & Employability

Resonate is open to all, but particularly supports people with disabilities and mental illness in Glasgow - and their carers - to improve their confidence and well-being, and to develop self-awareness and transferable life and work skills, through group music-making projects using Indonesian gamelan orchestras. Post-project we support participants’ progression through our Keep-in-Touch programme.

Glasgow is home to the Spirit of Hope Gamelan, a rare set of tuned-percussion instruments from Indonesia. Through Resonate, we are giving everyone in the city, regardless of their ability, socio-economic status, or musical experience , the opportunity to enjoy this accessible, yet highly-specialist resource – as members of an ensemble playing it.

We want to bring folk from different walks of life together to support one another and develop their identities as musicians.

Gamelan is exceptionally accessible, satisfying and versatile, and Good Vibrations has a track record of using this communal music-making medium to help some of Scotland and the UK’s most vulnerable people to develop more positive self-identities, improve their health and well-being, and develop life and work skills.

We run: weekly gamelan workshops on Thursday afternoons at Campbell House; week-long gamelan music and adapted technology courses in various locations; and week-long gamelan music and movement courses in various locations.

Participants are supported to make their own music through improvising and composing, to conduct a group, to experience Indonesian culture, and to put on a performance. All participants can take away professionally-mastered CDs of the music they create, and are invited to join our Keep in Touch programme, which connects them with specialist support for barriers they’re experiencing and progression opportunities.

Our vision is to bring together people from a wide range of backgrounds, and to enable them to become orchestral performers, whatever their ability. We are confident that most participants on the project will develop noticeable improvements to their self-identities, social skills, and sense of well-being. And we then want to tap into their heightened motivation, openness, and confidence to support them onto more creative and constructive activities that will help them achieve their full potential.


Last updated 31 May 2019, 8 a.m.

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