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'Miraculous and Abstract' - Sidewalk Youth Choir and Arts Project

on Tue, 2016-08-23 14:07

After receiving funding from the Art Council Lottery Fund , we were finally able to start our youth choir and arts project in the spring! With the help of community choir leader Rebecca Denniff and Artist David Owen, we went on a ten week creative journey. On this journey we sampled all manner of creative goodness including learning to sing, creating collages and making our own graffiti tags. As the weeks went on, we stated to create lines and phrases, then in true David Bowie style, laid these snippets out on the floor and then started to bring them together into a song. The end result is 'Desolate City' a story of struggle, randomness hardship, joy and hope. It is as one line puts it 'Miraculous and Abstract' all in the same breath. After creating the lyrics we set about laying down some vocals which were recorded and then mixed into a track. To compliment the song we created a video of all the visual projects we had done throughout the journey. This was brought together into a psychedelic collage which captures the fun and the rich diversity of of young people's lives. Thank you to all who were involved and for the support from our funders.

You can watch the final piece here:


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