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Sound Sense Gathering: connecting our community
Date posted: 10 May 2022
Join Sound Sense live online for our series of monthly gatherings for community musicians

Sound Sense Gatherings take place on an evening during the first week of the month - the day will alternate to give people more opportunity to attend based on their schedule.

This space provides us with the opportunity to connect as a community and to talk about what matters to us. These sessions are to share passions, stories, experiences, explore ideas and ask questions. Hosts will sometimes come with a theme or idea, but whatever happens in the space is the right thing to happen (Open Space theory). Just bring yourself and perhaps a cup of something tasty!

Sessions run from 7pm - 8.30pm (GMT) every month via Zoom.

Our next Gathering is Tuesday 7 June Email gathering@soundsense.org if you’d like to join us and you will be sent a link a week before and on the day of the Gathering (if you’ve already attended, you don’t need to email, we’ll just send you the link every time).

 

Musings from our May Gathering included...
  • How we ‘fell’ into the field
  • How we stay passionate about what we’re doing even when we do the 'same thing’ (aka, our specialism) a lot
  • How knowledge is shared and handed ‘down’
  • How our discussions in community music are circular and the same questions get asked but that this is, in fact, okay as new people join the field and it’s good they’re asking questions! A sign of the reflective and responsive nature of the practice
  • The question of how we ‘sell’ or quantify skillsets that are often so nuanced it’s hard to explain or articulate them. E.g. the capacity to notice what’s happening over in the corner while you’re making music with the person in front of you etc.