Attune performance at The Ark
14 September 2012
During the week of 10 September, Music Network and The Ark presented Attune, a professional development programme for musicians wishing to perform for child audiences. Musicians were selected for Attune through a competitive process and the course was facilitated by musician, composer and musical powerhouse Brian Irvine (who has recently facilitated an outstanding music series for children at The Ark), assisted by Grainne Hope. The four-day programme aimed to inspire participants to investigate child-centred approaches to live music performance in a challenging yet supportive environment and culminated in a performance of original work developed by the course’s participants for an invited audience of school groups and special guests. Attune is part of Music Network and The Ark’s new five-year partnership exploring high-quality live music performances and child audiences.