Young people who attended sessions at Cramlington Voluntary Youth Project (CVYP) took part in a range of taster sessions exploring digital music, including push pads, making music from fruit, sampling, found sound and electronica. There were opportunities to work with a range of professional music artists, with visual artists and film-makers and collaborate across different groups including Young Carers, refugee groups, young people with a range of SEN/D and young volunteers.
Sessions in the core programme included song-writing, rap, instrumental, playing as a band, singing (solo and group) and sampling/mixing. Young people took part in weekly music workshops and worked to complete Arts Award at Discover/ Explore levels and produce tracks that were shared using Soundcloud (with all tracks written/performed/recorded by young people at CVYP.
Young people from various SEN/D groups at the centre worked alongside a music and visual artist to make a sound-board using spoons, copper tape, and electronic paint. They made two music videos having taken part in skills sessions with an animator and film-maker.
The programme culminated with an inclusive music residential attended by a mix of young people from across groups (a first for CVYP) to record and perform EP tracks which showcased the talent and development of the young people’s skills across the project.