Category Archives: Creative Enterprise

My creative research (composition) and community enterprise

My interview on Peace FM about my book Urban Dialectics, The Market and Youth Engagement: The ‘Black’ Face of Eurocentrism, 11.9.15

Here is my interview with Anthony Downer of Searchengine 365 Related Posts Book Release – Urban Dialectics, The Market and Youth Engagement: The ‘Black’ Face Eurocentrism, 22.1.15 Black Men and Racial Patriarchy, SOAS, London, 20.10.14 Please visit my Academia.edu page

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Two Case Examples using Participatory music as a Therapeutic metaphor in a community mental health setting, 1.6.15

Here is a paper I wrote about Two Case Examples using Participatory music as a Therapeutic metaphor in a community mental health setting in the UK In this practice report we explore the application of community music in a drop-in … Continue reading

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Two Case Examples using Participatory music as a Therapeutic metaphor in a community mental health setting, 1.6.15

Here is a paper I wrote about Two Case Examples using Participatory music as a Therapeutic metaphor in a community mental health setting in the UK In this practice report we explore the application of community music in a drop-in … Continue reading

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Participation in community arts: Lessons from the inner-city, 28.5.15

Here is the paper, Participation in community arts: Lessons from the inner-city from our conference presentation in Brazil, 2014. This very much also relates to my previous A taster of the potential of the catalytic nature of the Arts towards Social Justice … Continue reading

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Assessing the Economic Impact of the Arts, 18.4.15

In September 2014, I presented a paper at the 5th International Conference of Community Psychology in Fortaleza that looked at how we could begin to evaluate the impact of the Arts in more concrete economical terms. The specific focus of my … Continue reading

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Making Classical Music more accessible, 11.4.15

Just musing on my excellent time working with the Northern Chamber Orchestra (NCO). Last month, the NCO invited me to present and ‘demonstrate’ some of the creative processes involved in some of the most famous pieces in the western classical … Continue reading

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Chart success – Reaching Number 1, 28.2.15

Lurking in the undergrowth of Manchester’s music scene amongst all the great (and, let’s face it, not so great) guitar bands there is a unique trio trying to rally the troops in the name of NuJazz. We are called Revelation Kollektiv and … Continue reading

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A taster of the potential of the catalytic nature of the Arts towards Social Justice? 6.2.15

I was really interested in how the power of arts based projects (Young Musicians for Heritage and Only You 2.0, see Some of my Projects) in the communities I worked with led two MC’s from Crewe and Manchester to gain … Continue reading

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Book Release – Urban Dialectics, The Market and Youth Engagement: The ‘Black’ Face of Eurocentrism? 22.1.15

Urban Dialectics, The Market and Youth Engagement: The ‘Black’ Face of Eurocentrism? This is my latest book that was published by Nova on 22nd January 2015. Available from all good outlets including Amazon. When the police shoot or choke civilians in … Continue reading

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Digital Frontiers: Inclusion, Young People and Music Technology, Northampton, 28.10.14

Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust invited me to give a talk about my work using music technology to encourage young offenders to critically reflect on their offending behaviour, as part of their exploration into how new cutting-edge research into computer programming … Continue reading

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