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Fair Play: Music Technology to Inform Inclusive Practice

Thursday 11 November 2021 | 4.30pm - 6pm  |  Zoom

This Fair Play session, led by Kris Halpin, will explore the use of music technology across different education settings and how it can be incorporated with other instruments for effective, inclusive group music-making. Using the Social Model of Disability, Kris will discuss the value of combining tech and non-tech instruments, speaking from his own lived experience as a disabled musician. 

He will also give some practical demonstrations of different forms of music technology, including his Mi.Mu gloves.

The training is open to anyone working or interested in working musically with children and young people. This could include, but is not limited to, Music Teachers/Tutors, Community Musicians, Music Leaders, School Teachers, Students, Project Managers, Music Hub Staff. 

Speaker Biography

Kris Halpin is singer, songwriter and music technologist. He is also a disability rights blogger, activist and music leader. As a disabled person, Kris understands the challenges that disabled musicians face and is committed to keeping inclusion at the heart of everything he does.

He has been an associate artist at Drake Music and a close collaborator on Imogen Heap’s Mi.Mu Gloves project, touring various countries with this groundbreaking piece of music technology.