Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Paraorchestra

Its funny how things come round, earlier this week I commented about how the technology in a recent Viral Old Spice advert could be used to help disabled people play musical instruments, and there in the  Sunday Time is an article about a whole orchestra.
"Founded by British conductor Charles Hazlewood, the British Paraorchestra is pioneering a global movement to recognise and showcase disabled musicians with extraordinary abilities. Its mission is to end the limitations placed on them, not by their physical ability but by lack of opportunity."
See http://www.paraorchestra.com/ for more details

Clarence Adoo

Clarence is a trumpet player was paralyzed from the shoulders down in 1995 and was told he would never play again. However since 2005  He has been using headspace controller to select notes and a breath controller to actually play them, which is probably the closest to hat I was suggesting for Robert Wyatt.
See this BBC article for more details about Clarence.

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