27 May 2021

Free music and film making projects offers young people learning and experience this summer

Live Life Aberdeenshire’s Youth Music Initiative is running an exciting music and filmmaking project this summer. Called Sounding Out, the project is open to care experienced children and young people from S1 to S6 across Aberdeenshire.

Participants will work with music, sound and film professionals Dave Martin and Graeme Roger to create original sound and visual installations. These pieces will be inspired by local stories, legends, people, songs and the local environment and participants will be involved in all aspects of the project from planning, research and recording to final production.

Everyone will be involved in creating original sound pieces, music, film and projections using the latest industry standard professional software and hardware to produce their work.

There will be the chance to learn how to record in a studio environment and on location, composing music, manipulating sound, using and understanding MIDI and how to produce, mix and master using Logic Pro X on Macbook Pro Laptops Participants will also learn how to create exciting films and visuals using professional Hi Def cameras and then editing their work on Final Cut software.

Work produced will be exhibited as a sound and visual site-specific installation in a final celebration which will be open for the public to view.

There are a limited number of places so application forms need to be submitted by Monday, May 31.

The projects take place at Aden Country Park on either:

Monday 28 June 28 - Thursday July 1 or Saturday 3 July - Tuesday July 6

Youth Music Initiative projects are fully funded by Creative Scotland and there are no costs to participants. Support is available with providing transport to young people wishing to take part.

For more information and an application form, please contact Youth Music Initiative Coordinator Susan Whyte susan.whyte@aberdeenshire.gov.uk