At Unite the Beat, music is key and we love to celebrate it in every possible form!
After the initial success of our lockdown show earlier this year we will soon be back up and entertaining you with a more diverse programme of live and pre-recorded shows from November onwards. We have been approached by members of the local community to provide some training that will enable them to produce their own shows. If you are based in or around The Black Mountains, Herefordshire, do get in touch by 6th November if you want to participate. We are looking for participants of all ages and are hoping for a diverse section of the community to join us on this new adventure. CONTACT Emily and Malik on 07881977377
A huge thank you to The National Lottery Awards for All Scheme and Fastershare Keeping Connected Grant Scheme for funding this opportunity.
We will be back on air with a range of shows from november onwards
Over the past 2 years we have engaged in music in every imaginable way. Here are just some examples of how we have celebrated this magical artform:
We have had intergenerational groups out in nature foraging for sounds.
Worked with isolated elders using music to promote reminiscence.
We, alongside our network of global volunteers, are sharing regular nature soundscapes during Covid 19 lockdown to promote access and good mental health. Go to our facebook page to tune in and kick back for some cortisol reduction!
We have just launched a weekly radio show allowing our rural community space and time to connect through music, and when we make it through this global pandemic, we hope to be a part of a music festival in Brighton and a conference exploring nature connectedness at Derby University.
Lastly, we have composed whole pieces of music from foraged sounds and samples. These have primarily been made with the vulnerable groups with whom we work but include our contributions. You can listen to some examples on our Soundcloud here.