Introducing #SelfIsolationCreationFri 3 April 2020
As London’s Creative Conservatoire, we’re committed to supporting and developing a diverse intake of talented performers and creators throughout their artistic lives so that creativity can flourish.
Whilst our buildings are closed and our teaching has moved exclusively to online delivery, we are continuing to provide exciting opportunities for our community to encounter dance and music and unite with the wider industry.
That’s why we’re asking our staff, students and audiences to share their artistic practices whilst at home using the hashtag #SelfIsolationCreation.
An antidote to isolation, the campaign showcases the talent and resourcefulness of our community, something epitomised by Tunes From Home. Spearheaded by the Composition Department to keep spirits high, Tunes From Home sees either a live stream or a live film made by a student, staff member or alum shared every weekday evening at 20.00 on our YouTube channel.
An opportunity for the traditional and experimental alike, we have already seen a range of sounds from guitar sessions over a glass of wine, to the sounds of live-coding software.
Students, staff and alumni interested to contribute can send their two to five-minute video of music making to Head of Composition Dominic Murcott via Dropbox, Yousendit or WeTransfer and become part of this fantastic initiative.
It is important to us to support both the physical and mental health of our community, so we have commissioned some of our Trinity Laban Health practitioners to create at-home workouts as part of our new digital campaign, starting with Yoga flow for Breath Awareness with Vanessa Michielon.
Another strand of #SelfIsolationCreation is this year’s Daryl Runswick composition competition, which underwent a digital make-over for 2020. The virtual showcase featured theremin virtuoso Lydia Kavina performing extracts of the six finalists’ works, before adjudicator Dr Lauren Redhead named Harry Weir the overall winner.
Premiered on Friday 27 March, this is the first online competition in the conservatoire’s history: