Photos by Alan Taylor of Planet Vision Photography.
ACCESS ALL AREAS 2004
July - Aug 2004
Continuing from the success of the 2003 Access All Areas programme, Planet Sound Community Arts conducted the 2004 phase of Access All Areas, funded by the Youth Music Action Zone "Make Some Noise" and the Childrens Fund.
The project targetted nine groups in the North Staffs area, each currently without musical opportunities.
Participants were involved in a range of artforms including guitar, vocals, video filming, a range of music technology including soundbeam, studio recording and a range of percussion including junk percussion.
Each group produced a music video based around the theme of "environment" with the participants having provided all the soundtrack and images used on the film.
Sessions began with group warm ups and brainstorming exercises around the theme, and the participants were encouraged to think of both images and sounds to include in their music video.
Participants then chose an artform and split into groups to provide material for their own video based on the group discussions.
A showcase event is planned for October 2004, and will be the first screening of the video.
Participants will be able to see their own creation alongside the other groups involved. You can view some images from the 2004 Access All Areas programme by clicking here.
The Access All Areas project was established in 2003 by Planet Sound Community Arts and was funded by Youth Music Action Zone "Make Some Noise".
The 2003 phase created opportunities in many different musical genres to young people, who receive little or no opportunity to make music, across Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent.
The output of this phase was an audio CD entitled "Common Ground" which was distributed to all the participants.
Phase one was concluded with a successful showcase at the Mitchell Memorial Theatre in January 2004.
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