Forest Arts Music Hub

The Future is Now

The Future is Now
Limited Availability

The Future is Now

Mon 1 Jan 0001 - Sat 5 Dec 2020

It's less than two weeks to go until we launch the The Future Is Now, our online event taking place on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th December. 

Across the two days, you and your young musicians will be able to engage creatively with the issues that concern them; be inspired by what other young musicians are doing and get advice and support from MFY Music Mentors and Ambassador Love Ssega.

There’ll be interactive workshops, live performances, interviews and more, plus the opportunity to watch over 250 inspirational new music videos from young artists via our dedicated music channel.  

You can check out the live schedule online now. Why not book for you and your young people to take part together? 

Highlights include:

  • Create Your Own Musical Soundscape with MFY Mentor Neil Valentine. Using classroom percussion, body percussion and your voices, Neil will lead you in creating your own unique forest soundscape. An ideal classroom activity for pupils aged 6 and over. 
  • The Changing Faces of Vocalisation. Renowned Vocal Coach and Choir Director Mark De-Lisser will be zooming into primary classrooms across the country. Exploring how creative we can be with our voices, this practical session will show how subtle vocal changes can be applied to suit different musical styles. Recommended for ages 8 to 12. 
  • Beginning a Beat. Watch Mel Uye-Parker create a track on Ableton in real-time and work alongside her to create your own piece! A fantastic composition workshop for anyone aged 13 to 18. 
  • Play-Along: Friday Night Jazz. Enter the world of jazz improvisation, from the comfort of your own home, with expert guidance from NMPAT tutor Jamie Glew. 
  • Rise and Shine! Wake up and get ready for a fun day of music-making on the Saturday with this live interactive vocal and physical warm-up. 
  • The Evolution of Song. Join singer, songwriter and MFY Music Mentor Bridget Walsh on a journey of music production: from writing, development, arranging, recording, bringing in a band, working with producers to post-production.
  • The Lunchtime Interview. We talk all things music with our special guest, Love Ssega. 
  • Sound artist, composer and DJ Jason Singh plays you his pick of new works by young artists and bands involved in The Future Is Now on his Live Radio Show. The young artists featured on the show are also invited to a virtual after show party, where they will be buddied up with a student producer from the Royal Northern College of Music. 
  • Mentors On Call. Throughout Saturday groups and individuals who submitted for The Future Is Now are invited to book 30-minute slots with our very own MFY Music Mentors, Adey Grummet, Sam Dunkley, Jennifer John and Andy Grappy and Love Ssega will be offering his advice and feedback in a series of personalised music clinics for young artists and bands.

All our workshops are free to attend.  However, numbers are limited so don’t leave it too late to book your spot! 

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