Activities per year
The piece is for VR headset and is being developed for one of the grant's proposed outputs. The work allows the audience to experience issues around disability. It tells the story about two disabled musicians (one visually impaired and one wheelchair bound) and their ways of being excluded from music environments - in this piece how both experience exclusion as a listening audience before a concert situation.
The work asks the audience to embrace difference; hence the title "Embrace".
EMBRACE is a short immersive experience about inclusion and embracing difference. It was produced at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen’s University Belfast as part of the AHRC/EPSRC Next Generation of Immersive Experiences Programme 2018.
Scripted and directed
Cast and script development
Aidan Shortt and James Cunningham
Sound Design and Immersive Audio
VR filming, editing
Camera assistants / supporting actors
|Media of output||Online|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Sep 2018|
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Performance Without Barriers - Designing inclusive music technologies to transform lives of disabled musicians
Impact: Cultural Impact, Health Impact, Quality of Life Impact, Societial Impact
- 1 Invited or keynote talk at national or international conference
22 May 2018
Activity: Talk or presentation types › Invited or keynote talk at national or international conference
Improvisation and Social Inclusion- invited special double issue on Improvisation and Social Inclusion (edited volume)Schroeder, F. (ed.), Samuels, K. (ed.) & Caines, R. (ed.), 18 Nov 2019, In: Contemporary Music Review. 38, 5, 250 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Special issue › peer-review
Schroeder, F. & Samuels, K., 18 Nov 2019, In: Contemporary Music Review. 38, 5, p. 476–490 15 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile