New Year, new Sensatronic-Lab

11 January 2016

We're really excited about our new Sensatronic-Lab coming in 2016 - a new digital arts project making music technology accessible.

The Creative Scotland Time to Shine funded project is aimed at under 25s, overcoming the barriers of disability and social and economic exclusion.

It's not just our current Sense Scotland service users who will benefit from the Sensatronic-Lab, the project is also open to young people who are not currently accessing the arts, due to social and financial barriers.

What happens in the Sensatronic-Lab?

The Sensatronic-Lab is entirely youth-led and is all about finding innovative ways of producing sound, music and light shows using electronics. It allows young people to create a unique 'sensory orchestra' which can be shared through live performances and audio and visual distribution.

We launched the Sensatronic-Lab earlier this month at TouchBase Glasgow and it was a great chance for us to try out some of our initial ideas (including Dub-Step Pyramid, Thermini, Soundbeam, Touchpad sequencers, Projector-Drum).

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Funded by Time to Shine Digital

The project was made possible through funding from Creative Scotland secured through TTS (Time to Shine) Digital - a programme designed to inspire digital creativity in young people and working with arts and technology partners.

Sense Scotland Music Tutor David McCluskey said :

"We are delighted to have secured funding from Creative Scotland for this new project. This will mean our service users will get to explore and experiment with a wide range of media. Music and art are fantastic communication vehicles and Sensatronic-Lab will definitely inspire our young people to have fun and get involved in a multi-sensory environment and work towards fuller creative expression and independence."

Further information

If you're as excited about the Sensatronic-Lab as we are, then watch this space in the New Year for further details.

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