Tue. Dec 6th, 2022

Revealed: 03 Nov 2022

Teenage Engineering – Pocket Operator 

Teenage Engineering’s progressive handheld music gadgets are about to rework  kids’s early music making experiences due to the Scottish Authorities’s backing of the Youth Music Initiative (YMI) by Artistic Scotland.

Shetland based mostly musician and educator, David Boyter is establishing a brand new sequence of enjoyable, free weekly music making classes for 11- to 16-year-olds to discover and get inventive studying to make use of Teenage Engineering’s ground-breaking ‘Pocket Operator’ music tech.

The calculator measurement transportable micro synthesisers and rhythm machines all produce totally different sounds. They can be utilized on their very own with the built-in speaker or headphones or can all be attached collectively to create an enormous group sound.

David mentioned: “Our classes are all about discovering enjoyable methods of utilizing expertise to develop musical expertise and understanding, and to get impressed by collaboration and shared creations.

“You don’t must have earlier expertise of enjoying devices, only a love of music – and to be prepared to push some buttons! We’ll be studying easy methods to program and play music, create beats, sounds, rhythm and melodies, replicating parts of the individuals favorite songs and items.

“Collectively, we’ll discover about how musical items are constructed by connecting the gadgets, syncing them to one another and having enjoyable performing with them.”

For extra details about the challenge, and to register curiosity in collaborating, go to the SoundTech web site.

The weekly classes are amongst a whole lot of alternatives supported throughout the nation by the most recent spherical of YMI funding which has seen £7.2m awarded to Native Authorities for school-based music making, and over £570,000 awarded to tasks and infrastructure happening out with college time.

Tradition Minister Neil Grey mentioned: “The Scottish Authorities is delighted to fund the Youth Music Initiative (YMI) which gives alternatives for younger folks throughout the nation to participate in music-making and benefit from the well-being advantages as outlined within the newest analysis.

“As YMI celebrates its twentieth anniversary this yr, I’m happy to see so many tasks receiving funding in order that our kids and younger folks can proceed to have the chance to interact with music in a wide range of alternative ways.”

Information of the most recent tasks to obtain funding was confirmed as the following spherical of funding has been secured and functions for Entry to Music Making and Strengthening Youth Music funds open, at the moment Thursday 3 November, with a deadline of 2pm, Thursday 8 December.

Right this moment’s announcement additionally coincides with the publication of recent analysis findings into the 2021-2022 YMI initiative which highlights the way it continues to deal with inequality by forging and sustaining partnerships with third sector organisations to assist kids and younger folks most in want. The report additionally presents overwhelming proof of the constructive affect on younger folks’s well being and wellbeing by providing alternatives that the assist the discount of stress, the prospect to attach with others. Stats contained within the report present that:

Over 362,000 kids and younger folks took half in additional than 80 tasks (a rise of 80,000 from 2019-20)1,100 jobs and over 5,600professional growth alternatives have been created

Morag Macdonald, Artistic Scotland’s Youth Music Supervisor commented: “In its twentieth Anniversary yr, YMI is constant to create essential alternatives to develop each particular person and collaborative musical expertise in younger folks, sparking creativity, friendships and elevated self-confidence. Not solely are these alternatives life altering for the younger folks concerned, however additionally they present essential employment for arts professionals and freelancers throughout the nation.”

Obtain the total checklist of YMI Award recipients


1. The Scottish Authorities’s Youth Music Initiative (YMI), which is run by Artistic Scotland, creates entry to top quality music making alternatives, allows younger folks to attain their potential in or by music and helps the event of the sector for the advantage of younger folks.

2. You may entry Youth Music Initiative fund steerage and software varieties in Funding.

YMI has two distinct strands:

College-based music-making: actions deliberate and delivered by Native Authorities. Native Authorities apply to the YMI Method Fund for this activityThe casual sector: actions deliberate and delivered outwith college time.  There are two casual sector funding routes: Entry to Music-Making and Strengthening Youth Music. Organisations and people can apply to those funding routes.

3. Artistic Scotland is the general public physique that helps the humanities, display and inventive industries throughout all elements of Scotland distributing funding supplied by the Scottish Authorities and The Nationwide Lottery. Additional info at creativescotland.com. Observe us on Twitter, Fb and Instagram. Study extra in regards to the worth of artwork and creativity in Scotland and take part at www.ourcreativevoice.scot #YMIScotland #YMusicMatters

Media Contacts

Sophie Bambrough, Media Relations & PR Officer, Artistic Scotland  
E:  [email protected]
M: 07747 606 146

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