New Film Trailer – “Inside I Am Free”

“I enjoyed taking part and it made me feel very happy inside.” (Gengiz Hussein)

“For me to be part of this film is an incredible part of my life story.” (Jennette Fone)

This feedback from the participants about the process of making the short film “Inside I’m Free” is what the new Joy of Sound film endeavour was about:  to enable those stuck inside their flats and gardens in London during the first 2020 lockdown to feel happier, taking part in dancing and filming. Isolation and shielding became much more bearable on the days they were dancing around forgetting the gloomy restrictions of the confusing pandemic times we were living in. The joy of movement combined with the joy of music proved once again to be a winning therapeutic tool, transforming the entrapping walls and closed doors into healing spaces where they felt free.

Dances were choreographed by Ekaterina Peskova. The film was directed and edited by Vesna Marich.

Ahead of general release, “Inside I’m Free” is on the festival circuit and just got an award in Japan. Meanwhile you can view the trailer here.


Outreach to Sussex

We are looking forward to our second road trip this year to a Bank Holiday open day event for  The Treasure Basket Association

They work around the coast of West Sussex, enabling access to play therapy and therapeutic resources to support the emotional well-being of children and families in the community.


Zoom Online Sessions

Join us Online

It’s now eighteen months since JOS started its Zooming program and we are continuing as we wait for news of lockdown conditions ending. After some fast learning about Zoom and running inclusive trials and scoping with JOS participants, we delivered our first zoom session on March 27th 2020, and quickly developed several different Zoom sessions covering a range of interactions and artforms.

Click here to come and take part – Join a session

Creative Writing and Ever New Story Sharing– sessions generating poems and stories capturing the emotions, challenges, sharing the intensity of lockdown. Click here to see Creative Writing gallery and videos

Inclusive Movement & Dance – dance, exercise and dynamic movement.

Seated Yoga, Breath and Movement – with more subtle exercise and mindful breathing.

Musical Games and Song and Sign – the chance to sing songs and practice Makaton signing skills.

Adventures into Here, There and Everywhere – multi-media virtual explorations of different countries, cultures and environments around the world during cyber journeys guided by different participants at each session.

Seriously Silly Sensory Sessions – a means of exploring the potentials, challenges and joys of improvisation through the use of ‘sensory looping’, in the spirit seriously shared fun — the core of JOS ethos and practice.

Despite being unable to travel and meet up, people can still enjoy socialising and keeping in touch with friends and associates. During 2020, we delivered more than 408 sessions – well over 4,000 attendances, including visitors from London, UK wide and around the world, with families, support givers, favourite objects – and pets! – all being involved, generating new creative approaches and relationships, fresh learning opportunities and shared community.


Creative Writing Videos

Creative Writing poster with birds against views through windows

New Videos Online

Our Covid 19 Response Creative Writing sessions ran between November 2020 and March 2021 co-producing 24 illustrated poems and stories sharing the intensity and capturing the emotions and challenges of lockdown. Around 40 people were involved an inclusive process of group co-creation.

We started off each of the pieces in lively Zoom online workshops, with groups of JOS participants coming together weekly, contributing themes and ideas. At the end of each session writers were elected to develop that session’s group input into poem, prose or dialog form, then to work with an editor to produce final pieces ready for publication online and in print.

A team consisting of an illustrator, graphic designer, video producer, voice artists, sound artists and composers took these pieces to another level, working together to create immersive videos with narration, music and soundtracks that express the shared communal response and personal reactions around lockdown in unique ways.

We are also producing an illustrated book of all the stories which will be a lasting reflection on an extraordinary time.

Click here to view the 16 videos that have been uploaded so far…


New JOS Album Out Today

OUT TODAY!

“Gurgle in an elephant’s belly”

 

A 1 hour long track of deeply meditative music made by the Joy of Sound released for the 20th Anniversary of Joy of Sound.

 

Please make yourself comfortable, sit back and listen to this 1hour continuous track that weaves an inclusive sonic journey through time and space towards your delight and wonderment.

Two years in the making and undeterred by covid-19 restrictions, this epic work has been produced in acknowledgement and appreciation of each and every one of the many thousands of creative individuals who have contributed to JOS’ legacy of inclusive participatory community music making since January 2000.

The Album demonstrates how JOS’ live improvisational approaches can be readily applied with the same vital spirit and energy to the playing, recording and production of an original, remarkable and moving music of shared atmospheres, emotions and embodied expression.

Rising and falling, flowing to cascade, gently whispered, and in shared voice resounding with a profound and seriously playful joy that gives colour, texture, and a freedom of creative expression particular to JOS inclusive aesthetic.

Available to download or stream from one of these platforms of your choice :

Released by Whaever Records, July 30, 2021
Co produced by Joy of Sound, William Longden and Matteo Boyero
Mixed and edited by Matteo Boyero
Featuring the participation of  over 300 JOS session participants and associate musicians
Mastered by Peter Soldan at Studio Dada (Brussels)
Design by Basile Carel


JOS Open air music session at the Pavilion

photos of JOS session at Powis Square Pavilion showing musicians playing under a canopy on a hot sunshiney day

Dear JOS Friends

We had a great time at our first live music event

of 2021 at The Pavilion a specially made open air community performance  and workshop space near Portobello Road in Kensington Powis Square

 https://portobellopavilion.london/visit-us

Well wishes

Angela and The Team


National Lottery Tribute Bench to Dr William Longden

photo of some of the JOS team at the dedication of the award in the form of a bench

Dr William Longden, JOS founding creative director has been honoured with a unique, handcrafted bench designed by the country’s most famous furniture restorer and eco-designer Jay Blades – of  the popular TV program The Repair Shop.

William,  multi-modal artist,  musicologist, researcher and advocate for Inclusive Society founded Joy Of Sound 20 years ago to deliver inclusive community music sessions using bespoke music instruments and inclusive approaches that facilitate access to music making for people of all ages and ability. One of 13 creative community catalysts across the UK recognised for their commitment to supporting some of the most vulnerable people  during the pandemic, with thanks to National Lottery funding.  

 ‘Joy of Sound’ volunteers have offered a program of weekly workshops around London, UK wide and  internationally  since January 2000. When face-to-face workshops halted at the start of the C19 pandemic, William’s creative direction of the JOS team ensured that JOS beneficiaries, their familial and professional caregivers, and JOS volunteers could continue to provide, and participate in creative activities toward their sustained wellbeing. William worked with project participants and volunteers to devise and instigate a programme of inclusive participatory online workshops, initially running three a week, before expanding to six different sessions a week. Visit www.joyofsound.org for current workshops and events that include the release of JOS’ 20th Anniversary Album that offers an amazing insight into 20 years of Inclusive Participatpry Community Music making. 

William’s bench is installed at a beautiful and accessible location on Hackney Marshes.  It is emblazoned with the poignant quote “We Can All Play” in recognition of the fact that co-creative play as a method of interactive improvisation offers a universally accessible aesthetic that brings equal benefit to all participants by embracing all forms of ‘difference’ as creative potential towards personal and social wellbeing and development. An in-built QR code will allow visitors to the bench to listen to an audio recording of Jay Blades regaling William’s story.

Thank you to All JOS participants and volunteers for your part in achieving this Award that acknowledges the Joy of Sound as an ongoing source of inspiration towards a more inclusive and equitable creative society.    

Find out more about how The National Lottery is celebrating the work done by people across the UK, visit www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk


Joy of Sound was shortlisted for CHWA Award!


EPIC AWARD!!

Here’s something to celebrate in 2020! Though it was a difficult year a highlight was when we were selected as England Winners of the Voluntary Arts Epic Award for our Krar Project and in recognition of all our voluntary work.

So we would like to thank all the people who took part – the participants and volunteers at our music workshops at St. Peter’s in Vauxhall, St. Barnabas in Hackney and at the Portobello Road Salvation Army Hall in Kensington, who tried out early versions and helped refine the design of the instrument, the various makers who created over 50 instruments, the Ethiopian and Eritrean communities in Brixton for hosting Krar playing events, sharing the cultural traditions of the instrument, and the JOS management team who work so hard behind the scenes to make all our sessions possible.

and – of course – all those who voted for us!


Short break for Ever-new Story Creating Session

Hello dear JOS Story Creators,

 

We are taking a short break 

We hope to be back soon creating new stories with you!!

 

Thank you for all the words, movements, sounds and laughter

 

that have made our story sessions so inspiring and fun.

 

If you haven’t already viewed all the stories we have made together over the last year,

use the link below to read and enjoy what you have created:

https://joyofsound.org/jos-creative-writing-projects/

 

Thank you, dear Maria, for your brilliant and uplifting illustrations!

 

If you want to follow Maria on Instagram use this link below:- 

<https://www.instagram.com/maria.tashkinova/>

Currently All JOS online sessions are FREE of charge. 

If you would like to donate to JOS, please use the link below.

https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/11162#!

Feel free to email or call Anna- 07518622158 if you have any queries

We will be in touch about restarting very soon.

Onwards into the Ever-New


Ever-New Story Creating

Meeting Link: 

https://zoom.us/j/95245519806

Meeting ID: 952 4551 9806

Passcode: 039718

 

Welcome Back

to

JOS Ever-New Story Creating Sessions!

Facilitated by Anna, Chris, Maria & friends

illustrated by Maria Tashkinova <https://www.instagram.com/maria.tashkinova/>

Every Friday from 14:00pm to 15:00pm

 

A word, a movement, a sound, a look….

Everything counts when creating a new story

 

Join us and be part of unique tales

 

1hour ZOOM-sessions to connect, energise and create unique stories together 

TO JOIN: you need a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. 

The bigger your screen, the better.

You need to install ‘Zoom’ application (Free) 

then click the link below to join the session 

For enquiry contact: Anna on 07518622158

email: amefranklin@hotmail.com

JOS online sessions are free.

If you wish to donate use link below.

https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/11162#!

 

 


JoS 20th Anniversary Album

Dear Joy of Sound, Participants, Volunteers and Friends

Please make yourself comfortable, sit back and listen to this 1hour continuous track that weaves an inclusive sonic journey through time and space towards your delight and wonderment.  

 Two years in the making and undeterred by covid-19 restrictions, this epic work has been produced in acknowledgement and appreciation of each and every one of the many thousands of creative individuals who have contributed to JOS’ legacy of inclusive participatory community music making since January 2000. 

The Album demonstrates how JOS’ live improvisational approaches can be readily applied with the same vital spirit and energy to the playing, recording and production of an original, remarkable and moving music of shared atmospheres, emotions and embodied expression. 

 

Rising and falling, flowing to cascade, gently whispered, and in shared voice resounding with a profound and seriously playful joy that gives colour, texture, and a freedom of creative expression particular to JOS inclusive aesthetic.    

 

Please click on LINK or IMAGE to access the Album. 

 LINK: https://soundcloud.com/user-500277997/the-joy-of-sound/s-0rHajGse4ap

If you have any feedback or enquiry please post to <williamelongden@icloud.com>

Thank you for your creative participation

William and Matteo

Tel: 07906916524


Virtual Lambeth Country Show 2021- Ever-new story Creating- Sunday 18th July – 2-3pm!!

 Greetings Dear JOS Ever-New Story Creators!

 Come join us and be part of the Virtual Jamboree at

 

 The Lambeth Country Show 2021!!

 

JOS Zoom Ever-New Story Creating session

 

THIS SUNDAY 18TH JULY – 2pm till 3pm

 
A word, a movement, a sound, a look….
Everything counts in making a new story.

Please contact Anna to book your place in advance email: amefranklin@hotmail.com


Session will be hosted by Anna, Chris, Maria and friends
 
illustrated by Maria Tashkinova<https://www.instagram.com/maria.tashkinova/>
 
1hour ZOOM-sessions to connect, energise and create unique stories together 
 
TO JOIN: you need a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
The bigger your screen, the better.
You need to install ‘Zoom’ Application (Free)

ZOOM Links  to come closer to event!


In loving Memory of Hossein Pakzad

In loving Memory of our dear friend and volunteer

Hossein Pakzad

 10th May 1957 – 27th December 2020

 

Hossein has been one of the most popular and highly regarded

JOS volunteers since he joined the team in 2013. 

His attitude and energy were never less than inspiring, and his

natural warmth and open humanitarianism was ever brightly

engaging and uplifting.

Hossein exuded natural beauty and spirit.

He would light up any group of people with his spontaneous

laughter and creative expression, even when he was

experiencing pain and discomfort, he would still raise up the

energy and vitality of any group he attended. 

Hossein is much admired and respected by everyone he worked

with and he will be greatly missed by us all.


Virtual Lambeth Country Show 2021!- Musical Games Song & Sign- Saturday 17th July at 2-3pm!!

Dear Joy of Sound friends

 

We are pleased to invite you to join us at the

 

Virtual Lambeth Country Show 

for a play-filled hour of

MUSICAL GAMES & SONG & SIGN!

 

THIS SATURDAY 17th JULY at 2pm till 3pm

 

People of all ages and ability are welcome!

Please share this information with any friends that would be interested.

Please contact Angela to book yourself and your friends a place in advance

 

Angela’s email: angelacontucci@gmail.com

 

ZOOM LINK TO FOLLOW!

 

To join the session, you will need access to either – a computer/ laptop/ a tablet /or a smart phone and you will need to install ‘Zoom’

Zoom Application is Free, and easy to download – If you have any problems just call me and I will be happy to assist.


JOS Epic Award – Please Vote!

Dear JOS Participants, Volunteers, Friends and Associates 
PLEASE VOTE FOR JOS EPIC AWARD at the link below:

<https://www.voluntaryarts.org/epic-awards-peoples-choice-voting

>

DEADLINE FOR VOTING IS SEPTEMBER 20th 2020
OUR NOMINATION IS IN RECOGNITION OF 20 CONTINUOUS 
YEARS OF INCLUSIVE MUSIC AND ARTS PROJECT DELIVERY,
AND OUR AMAZING TEAM ZOOM RESPONSE TO THE C-19 CRISIS 
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND CONSIDERATION  
Please share this mailing with your friends and networks


Creative Poetry and Prose

Join us in this inclusive creative outlet & rewrite your experience during these unprecedented times!

Let’s work all together to produce a fantastic and inclusive online presentation and printed book of illustrated writings to change our lockdown legacy!

 

From November 19th 2020 to March 2021

Write with us every Thursday, 2pm till 3pm

 

TO JOIN: You need a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone … and the BIGGER the screen the BETTER

 

You need to install “Zoom” Application (free) then click the LINK below

 

LINK: https://zoom.us/j/95993879501

Meeting ID: 959 9387 9501

Passcode: 449145

For information contact: call Morgan on 07860631122 or email karen.lesleymorgan@googlemail.com

All sessions are free

If you would like to make a donation please use the link below.

https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/11162#!

 

 

 


MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ALL AT THE JOY OF SOUND!

Joy of Sound Wishes you all

A Wonderful Christmas

and a

Healthy 2021

With Best wishes from the Joy of Sound Team

 


No Creative Poetry and Prose session today!

Dear JOS Writers and Friends 

There won’t be   Creative Poetry and Prose this Thursday

Our poems  and prose pieces were co-produced as

    the Joy of Sound  Inclusive Creative C-19 Legacy Project  !

 

 
Find them  at our website above ..
 
And to be released as a printed illustrated book soon!  Roll on the summer!
 
Shall keep you updated as to new plans,
please let us know what you would like JoS to do next?

 

Until then, thank you for all your creativity,

 

Ever onward and what ever next!

 Morgan

All JOS online sessions ARE FREE,

However If you would like to donate to JOS, please use the link below.


Lambeth Country Show – Joy of Sound Ever-New Story Making !

Joy of Sound Zooms again!
at
LAMBETH COUNTRY SHOW 
 
A unique inclusive story making experience
for participants of  ALL  AGES  and  ABILITY   
Celebrating Lambeth Country Show 2020 
The story will be made available at www.joyofsound.org for free download
 
hosted by Longden Williamson and  Anna Batfink
with live illustrations by Maria Tashkinova
 
JOY OF SOUND EVER-NEW STORY MAKING  
illustrated by the brilliant Maria Tashkinova

Meeting LINK:

<https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87594549059>

Meeting ID: 875 9454 9059        Password: 095445

SUNDAY JULY 19th 2020 14:00pm to 15:00pm

Numbers are limited to 50 participants 
please book your place well in advance to avoid any disappointment
to book your place – please email  
or text william @ 07906916524


JOS Carnival Zoomfest This Friday!

JOS CARNIVAL ZOOMFEST
FRIDAY 28th AUGUST 2020

18:00 to 20:00

 
A fantastic ZOOM event for All-Comers to celebrate Carnival Weekend and share time and fun together with friends old and new 
 
Waiting room will open at 5.30pm for early arrivals and set-up
The Fest’ will be followed on by open social meet for those who wish to muse…  
 
Zoom Meeting LINK:
Meeting ID: 809 239 9186
 
ALL ARE WELCOME – FLOOR-SPOTS AVAILABLE UP TO 10 Mins 
 
Onwards into the Ever-New 
 
Joyofsound Team


JOS Inclusive Creative Writing

If you’re feeling stressed, lonely or depressed  

and in need of shared creative community and fun,

you are warmly invited to join 

 

JOS Inclusive Creative Writing Group

August to October 2020 

every Thursday from 2pm to 3pm  

working together inclusively to co-produce 

a booklet of illustrated writings 

for on-line publication 

USE SESSION LINK 

<https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86567513488> 

Meeting ID: 865 6751 3488 – Password: 036808

 

COME AND JOIN US – BE INSPIRED 

for enquiry please call or email:

williamelongden@icloud.com 

mob: 07906916524 

or otherwise just turn up – waiting room opens at 1.45pm

 

Joy of Sound free ZOOM Sessions

visit: <www.joyofsound.org> for current program



Volunteers Week!

Happy Volunteers Week, and Thank You for being the amazing and vital volunteers that you are 
 
We will have a Zoom Gig Saturday and Zoom Social on Sunday.
Look forward to seeing you there!
 


A Wellbeing Festival Week Special ZOOMing Improvisations!

 

Monday May 18th 2000
14:00pm to 15:00pm
 
ZOOMing IMPROVISATIONS
with random Joy of Sound Volunteers and Friends
A WELLBEING FESTIVAL WEEK SPECIAL 
a 1hour ZOOM-session to connect, energise share and celebrate creativity  
TO JOIN: you need, a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone 
The bigger your screen, the better to see other participants 
You need to install ‘Zoom’ Application (free) then click the LINK below
LINK: 
Meeting ID: 850 0208 4837  –  Password: 000036
For enquiry contact: William on 07906916524 or Anna on  07518622158

 


Next Seriously Silly Sensory session

JOS Zoom Every-New Story Sharing Sessions
hosted by Longden Williamson and Anna Auriel Batfink
illustrated by Maria Tashkinova <https://www.instagram.com/maria.tashkinova/>
Friday 8th May 2020 from 14:00pm to 15:00pm
and every Friday at the same time 
1hour ZOOM-sessions to connect, energise and create unique stories together 
TO JOIN: you need to use a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone 
The bigger your screen, the better…
You need to install ‘Zoom’ Application (Free) 
then click the link below to join the session 
Join Meeting at LINK: 
Meeting ID: 851 9234 8552  –   Password: 085901
For enquiry contact: William on 07906916524


Next Seriously Silly Sensory session

SERIOUSLY SILLY SENSORY SESSION
with LONGDEN WILLIAMSON
Wednesday, May 6th 2020 from 14:00 to 15:00 BST
1hour ZOOM-sessions intended to connect, energise and give opportunity to explore creative games, ideas and laughter together 
THIS IS A RECURRING WEEKLY SESSION
TO JOIN: You will need access to either – a computer / a laptop / a tablet / or a smartphone. The bigger your screen, the better…
You will need to install a ‘Zoom’ Application (Free). You will then be able to use the link given below to join the session. 
TO JOIN THE ZOOM MEETING USE THE FOLLOWING LINK:  
Meeting ID: 890 7687 7080  –  Password: 063886  
                                       
For further enquiry contact: William on mob: 07906916524


Next movement and dance online session

YOU  ARE INVITED TO  JOIN  JOS INCLUSIVE ONLINE
DANCE & MOVEMENT  SESSIONS 
Facilitated by  KATIA PESKOVA  http://ekaterinapeskova.com/
 
WHEN:  Tuesday  MAY 5th 2020 from 14:00 to 15:00 BST
 
1hour video-meetings to energise, uplift and give you opportunity to share creative time with other JOS folk and friends

Sessions are accessible to people of all ages and ability including wheelchair users
 
 
TO JOIN: You need to access a computer / laptop / tablet or smartphone The bigger your screen, the better…
 
You will need to install a ‘Zoom’ Application (Free) then use the following LINK to join the session.
OR USE MEETING ID number: 754 181 147 and Password: 071 481
 
 
For further enquiry contact:
Katia: mob. 07848 242516 or email – peskova.ek@gmail.com
or William: mob. 07906916524 or email – williamelongden@icloud.com


Next online Sing & Sign Session!

JOIN JOS  ONLINE  INCLUSIVE  SING and SIGN  SESSION 
with THIAGO COSTA BEHRNDT 
WHEN: THURSDAY 30th April 2020 from 14:00 to 15:00 GMT
1hr video meetings to energise, uplift, and give you opportunity
 to share creative musical fun-time with JOS folk and friends of all ages and ability
TO JOIN: You will need to access either a computer / a laptop / a tablet / or a smartphone. 
The bigger your screen the better……
You will need to install a ‘Zoom’ Application (Free). You will then be able to use the link given below to join the session. 
TO JOIN THE ZOOM MEETING USE THE FOLLOWING LINK:  
Meeting ID: 819 7254 6002    and   Password: 084286
 
For further enquiry contact: 
Thiago on mob: 07709 602814 or by email  >tcostab@gmail.com<
or William on mob: 07906916524  or by email  >williamelongden@icloud.com<


Inclusive Happiness in Motion

Joy of Sound Zoom sessions
Inclusive Happiness in Motion
with  KATIA Hadaschik  
 Feel your body in space – individually or supported, carefree
sharing, connecting, energising and having fun
Tuesday June 30th 2020 
11:00 am to 12:00 noon
TO JOIN: you need a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone 
The bigger your screen, the better…
You need to install ‘Zoom’ Application (free) then click the LINK below
Meeting ID: 884 1797 5088 – Password: 045224
Enquiries contact: William 07906916524


Moving in Small Spaces

NEW JOS ZOOM TASTER SESSION 
 
Come and join Deborah and Patrick to explore
MOVING IN SMALL PLACES  Zoom Meeting 06,07,2020. 11 till 12 noon – Jul 6, 2020
Connecting movement to sound and sound to movement
The session is accessible to all comers including wheelchair users
Please try to arrive on time for start of session
The waiting room will open at 10.50pm
Please use landscape mode on your viewer and place your self in well lit area
If you have bright lights or windows behind you, you will not be visible
If you require any assist with your set-up please call William on 07906916524
Meeting LINK
 
Meeting ID: 878 2351 9616
 
Password: 635010


Online Sing and Sign Session!!

JOIN JOS  ONLINE  INCLUSIVE  SING and SIGN  SESSION 
with THIAGO COSTA BEHRNDT
WHEN:THURSDAY 23rd April 2020 from 14:00 to 15:00 GMT
1hr video meetings to energise, uplift, and give you opportunity to share creative musical fun-time with JOS folk and friends of all ages and ability
TO JOIN: You will need to access either a computer / a laptop / a tablet / or a smartphone. The bigger your screen the better……
You will need to install a ‘Zoom’ Application (Free). You will then be able to use the link given below to join the session. 
TO JOIN THE ZOOM MEETING USE THE FOLLOWING LINK: 
Meeting ID: 881 7007 3084
For further enquiry contact: 
Thiago on mob: 07709 602814 or by email  >tcostab@gmail.com<
or William on mob: 07906916524  or by email  >williamelongden@icloud.com<


Seriously Sillly Sensory session!!

TO JOIN THE ZOOM MEETING USE THE FOLLOWING LINK:  

 

SERIOUSLY SILLLY SENSORY SESSION 

with LONGDEN WILLIAMSON

on: Wednesday 22nd April 2020 from 14:00 to 15:00 BST

1hour ZOOM-sessions intended to connect, energise and give opportunity to explore creative games, ideas and laughter together 

………..sessions are for anyone who wants to attend………

TO JOIN: You will need access to either – a computer / a laptop / a tablet / or a smartphone. The bigger your screen, the better…

You will need to install a ‘Zoom’ Application (Free). You will then be able to use the link given below to join the session. 

TO JOIN THE ZOOM MEETING USE THE FOLLOWING LINK:  

<https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86805776935>

Meeting ID: 868 0577 6935                                                  

For further enquiry contact: William on mob: 07906916524

William on mob: 07906916524  or email >williamelongden@icloud.com<

 


Next Online Movement Session!

 

To connect to Zoom session click on the link below

https://bit.ly/2w43JXm

YOU  ARE INVITED TO  JOIN  JOS INCLUSIVE ONLINE
DANCE & MOVEMENT  SESSIONS 
Facilitated by  KATIA PESKOVA  http://ekaterinapeskova.com/
WHEN:  Tuesday,  APRIL 21st 2020 from 14:00 to 15:00 BST
1 hour video-meetings to energise, uplift and give you opportunity to share creative time with other JOS folk and friends
Sessions are accessible to people of all ages and ability including wheelchair users
TO JOIN: You need to access a computer / laptop / tablet or smartphone The bigger your screen, the better…
You will need to install a ‘Zoom’ Application (Free) then use the following LINK to join the session.
OR USE MEETING ID number: 754 181 147 and Password: 071 481
For further enquiry contact:
Katia: mob. 07848 242516 or email – peskova.ek@gmail.com
or William: mob. 07906916524 or email – williamelongden@icloud.com


Next Sing and Sign online session!!

JOIN JOS  ONLINE  INCLUSIVE  SING and SIGN  SESSION 
facilitated by THIAGO COSTA BEHRNDT 
WHEN: THURSDAY 16th April 2020 from 14:00 to 15:00 GMT

1hr video meetings to energise, uplift, and give you opportunity to share enjoyable creative time with JOS folk and friends of all ages and ability
 
TO JOIN: You will need to access either a computer / a laptop / a tablet / or a smartphone. The bigger your screen the better……
 
You will need to install a ‘Zoom’ Application (Free). You will then be able to use the link given below to join the session. 
 
TO JOIN THE ZOOM MEETING USE THE FOLLOWING LINK:  

OR USE Meeting ID number: 809 239 9186

For further enquiry contact: 
Thiago on mob: 07709 602814 or by email  >tcostab@gmail.com<
or William on mob: 07906916524  or by email  >williamelongden@icloud.com<


Free Download link to Joy of Sounds 1st album

https://soundcloud.com/user-986326410


Next Online session


Happy Easter Greetings!!

 

May your mind be crystal clear and bright

Your body strong of radiant light

All else be subject to no law

But natures essence found in wondrous might

Your spirit borne of no thing more or less than this

And given so to freedoms boundlessness in flight


Next online session!

To join the Zoom session please use the following link:

 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8092399186

OR USE Meeting ID: 809 239 9186

 


Next JOS online session!!

To connect with Zoom session click the link below 

 

https://bit.ly/2w43JXm

 

Or use

Meeting ID no. 754 181 147

Password: 071 481

JOS Online Dance & Movement sessions are now taking place weekly on Tuesdays at 14:00-15:00 GMT. All are welcome. Please share this information with your friends as well.

 

For those of you who will be joining us online for the first time:

To join Tomorrow’s session you need to access either — a computer / a laptop / a tablet / or a smartphone. The bigger your screen, the better.

You will also need to install a ‘Zoom’ Application (Free, and quite easy to do – If you have a problem just call me and I will assist).

You will then be able to use the link given below to join the session:

https://bit.ly/2w43JXm

 

You could otherwise use the Meeting ID and Password to access the session:

Meeting ID: 754 181 147

Password: 071 481

 

JOS Online sessions are FREE of charge. 

If you would like to donate to JOS, you can do so at JOS website (top right corner, home-page): https://joyofsound.wpengine.com/

 


Free download link of Joy of Sound’s 1st Album!!

http://soundcloud.com/user-986326410


Come Join our next online Dance session!!!

Due to increasing demand these Online sessions will now take place weekly on Tuesdays 14:00-15:00 GMT. All are welcome. Please tell your friends.

 

To join Tomorrow’s session you need to access either — a computer / a laptop / a tablet / or a smartphone. The bigger your screen, the better.

 

You will also need to install a ‘Zoom’ Application (Free, and quite easy to do – If you have a problem just call me and I will assist).

You will then be able to use the link given below to join the session:

 

https://zoom.us/j/747964918?pwd=TEpVcWJxRTZGakFnRkdXTCtITi9KQT09

You could otherwise use the Meeting ID and Password to access the session: (as below)

Meeting ID: 747 964 918

Password: 023879

 

JOS Online sessions are FREE of charge.

If you would like to donate to JOS, you can do so at JOS website (top right corner, home-page) https://joyofsound.wpengine.com/

Please see the attached  flyer for more information.

 

Feel free to email or call me if you have any further questions: Katia – mob. 07848 242516 

 

Looking forward to dancing with you tomorrow.


Joy of Sound On-line sessions – 27th March Inclusive Dance and movement and session

Dear Joy of Sound Participants, Carers, Volunteers and Friends 
YOU ARE INVITED TO: JOS’ first ON-LINE INCLUSIVE DANCE & MOVEMENT SESSION 
These 1hour video meetings are designed to energise and uplift you through the use of improvised movement, and to give you opportunity to share creative time with other JOS folk around the world.
WHO CAN JOIN: 
Sessions are accessible to people of all ages and ability including wheelchair users.
FACILITATED by Katia Peskova  –  JOS’ Inclusive Music and Theatre group facilitator and specialist Inclusive Dance, Wheelchair Dance, Yoga and Movement practitioner. http://ekaterinapeskova.com/ 
HOW TO JOIN: You will need access to either – a computer / a laptop / a tablet / or a smartphone. The bigger your screen, the better…
You will also need to install a ‘Zoom’ Application (Free). You will then be able to use the link given below to join the session.
WHEN: First Introductory Session will take place on Friday March 27th 2020 between 14:00 – 15:00 hrs. Please try to be ready on time.
TO JOIN THE ZOOM MEETING USE THE FOLLOWING LINK:
USE MEETING ID number: 963 375 182
Please wear comfortable clothing that will not restrict your movement.
For further enquiry and assist if required contact Katia: 
mob. 07848 242516 or at peskova.ek@gmail.com
For Information about Joining JOS on-line Inclusive Music sessions
contact: William on mob: 07906916524 or at williamelongden@icloud.com  
JOY OF SOUND
INCLUSIVE PARTICIPATORY MUSIC 
AND COMBINED ARTS 
FOR WELLBEING SINCE 2000
COME AND JOIN US – BE INSPIRED! 


Catch it! Bin it! Kill it!


JOS Notice


Merry Spring Equinox!

Dear JOS Volunteers, Participants, Friends and Associates,

Merry Spring Equinox

Blossoms Up!

May the fresh spring light

refresh and strengthen you

at this time of challenge.


All Joy of Sound workshops, events and outreaches are cancelled.

Having considered the broad reaching implications of the current viral outbreak,
JOS Trustees have decided to close down JOS music, theatre, outreach, and March BCCA Benefit events
until the current state of emergency  is passed – and social contact is regarded as being safe again.
Well wishes to all from the
JOS Team


Social Prescribing Day Thursday 12th March 2020

Social prescribing day!

Thursday 12th March 2020


Bonnington Centre Community Association Benefit night Hosted by JOS Friday 27th March!

The Bonnington Centre Community Association monthly benefit night will be hosted by Joy of sound on Friday 27th March 2020.
We will be presenting a Springtide vegetarian and vegan menu. Lunch 12pm till 2pm and dinner 6pm till 8:15pm or 8:30pm till 10:30pm. For menu and reservations contact Angela on 07752 819 933
Also, there will be a club night Joss Cope Band, free entry, in the upstairs room 8:30pm till 11:00pm.
Joss Cope Band http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFDMoZ5C7ng
BCCA benefits occur on the last Friday of every month throughout the year.
If you have a charitable cause that you wish to support, benefits are available on approval by the trustees who will support you. Interested? Contact BCCA trustees at bcca@btinternet.com for conditions and requirements.
The Bonnington community centre and cafe is a not-for-profit organisation founded and run by local people for the prime benefit and wellbeing of local people. If you’re interested in becoming a BCCA a trustee, or volunteer or member, please contact bcca@btinternet.com or speak with BCCA trustee


Inclusive Reality Theatre presents Kaleidoscope together with Hackney can sing choir!

Come and Join us for an inspiring evening of Inclusive, devised theatre.

Inclusive Reality theatre presents together with ‘Hackney can sing’ choir

Kaleidoscope

From 7pm till 9pm on March 24th at St Barnabas. Homerton

To find us on your phone simply enter in the post code E9 6DL

The event has free admission with an interactive Q&A afterwards.

Any question or simply would like to know more please contact

Katia – 07848242516

email: peskova.ek@gmail.com

Follow us on Instagram@Inclusive_reality_theatre


Album Release! Take Root – By Mirror Mask

Harry, Raf and Henry, Mirror Mask have just released their New Album Take Root.

Go to band camp to listen to this hypnotic electronic rock album!

https://themirroredmask.bandcamp.com/releases

 

 


Krar Night at Shawl Volcanic Cafe February 17th!

Krar Night at Shawl Volcanic Cafe on Monday 17th February 2020 from 7pm till 11pm.

The address is 271 Clapham road SW9 9BQ.

Nearest tube station is Stockwell and is a 2 minutes walk.

Come and join Joy of Sound Volunteers playing, listening and exploring Traditional and modern design Krars.

There will be music making with special guests and local people, who have been part an important part of the design process and development for this modern krar to be  used in participatory community music.

For more information please call Chris – 07866 139 692 or William – 07906 916 524

 


Folkies Generous Donation!!!

Thanks to Omri and the team at Folkies Music, Kilburn High Road from all at Joy of sound
for your generous donation of over 120 used guitars, violins and a cello, that have already given great delight and joy to many – the remainder will do similarly in use at ongoing JOS workshops

Whatever next!


Come join us and be inspired in 2020!!


Merry Christmas and a very Happy Inclusive New Year 2020!


Christmas Celebration Friday 20th December at St Peters Heritage Centre!!


Krar night at the Cafe Brixtonia!!


Inclusive Reality Theatre!!


Bonnington Centre Community Association 25th October Benefit Gig!

Come join us for an enriching evening of delicious seasonal vegetarian food and to have the great pleasure of listening to traditional Ethiopian music played by Haymenot Tesfa – Ampharic singer and Krar player. There will be also be the chance to explore and handle Krar instruments. Look forward to seeing you there.

Please remember we can only take cash payments for the food.


Coming Soon – Inclusive Reality Theatre!!

Come Join us for this fun afternoon of connecting and socialisng.


Inclusive Reality Theatre !


Our Latest Instrument Donation!

Todays latest donation.
A lovely Fender guitar as gifted from members of the St Barnabas congregation, and a fine violin …… too shy to be pictured.


JOS Instruments Cabinet at St Barnabas’ Hackney

Amazing!
JOS Instruments Cabinet at St Barnabas’ Hackney.
Thank you again to Zoran, for your fantastic custom design, and Julian and Dean
for your stylish build and finishing. The cabinet blends perfectly into the beautiful interior St Barnabas.
Instruments of every kind and shape are being attracted to the cabinet from all directions
and every one can find perfectly fitting, dry, comfortable and secure residency without ado or need to queue!
If you know of any instruments of any kind, in need of immediate accommodation — please
direct them to JOS.
Soon we will have sufficient instruments to allow us to maintain an independent JOS Hackney hub, hosted by local volunteers, working with local people of all abilities to create inclusive participatory music, arts and theatre together.
Thank you to all those who have generously donated.
Joyofsound


Ebony Rose Cabaret Best Drag Queen nomination!!

One of our volunteers and long time associates

Ebony Rose Dark, is up for Best Drag Queen nomination!

To vote, please type in to your browser window:-

QX Cabaret Awards 2019 – QX magazine

once on the QX magazine site, click on the link ‘to vote’ on the flyer

Best Drag Queen is item no.8!!


Thank you Horniman Museum for this Dulcimer!

Thank you to the Horniman Museum for this handsome, robust and resonant Hammer Dulcimer that has been presented to JOS for use (after repair), at our Inclusive Participatory Community Music sessions. The instrument has served several years of enthusiastic use in the Handling Room of the New Music Gallery where it obviously gained considerable play and no doubt gave great delight to many visitors.
After repairs have been achieved the instrument will be fitted with an adjustable presentation stand that will make it accessible to wheelchair users. It will then be perfectly fitting for use with JOS players of all ages and ability and will add fresh and vital sound to JOS’ inclusive multi-instrumental and vocal soundscapes.
We are currently looking for a hammer dulcimer maker/repairer who might be able to replace the instruments metal bridge-rods and undertake repairs to the bridges?
Joyofsound


V&A Exhibition road Museums Festival!

JOS’ 2019 extensive and exciting Outreach program has engaged a broad range of new participants in a variety of locations across London and Internationally. JOS Volunteers delivered a day of demonstration Inclusive Participatory Community Music Workshops with accompanying Photographic Exhibition and Demonstrations of JOS Inclusively Designed Bespoke music instruments and access devices — at the fabulous Victoria and Albert Museum.
This was in contribution toward the popular annual Exhibition Road Museums Festival that attracts many thousands of people form all around the world to engage with the work of leading projects and practitioners from across the arts and culture, science and technology sectors, and to connect with the fantastic Exhibition Road museums collections, learning centres and community engagement programmes.
Thanks to all who attended the sessions so enthusiastically. To the V&A in-house team who hosted the JOS Team with such generosity and finesse. To JOS Volunteers who worked throughout the very hot and crowded event to present the project and facilitate workshops with such vital energy and open attitude. To the host of participants of all ages and ability from near and afar who made the sessions truly global and inclusive. And finally, particular thanks to the wonderful young people who inspired and enthralled all by demonstrating that they can and will lead, and lead well and effectively, with clarity, determination and creative verve when facilitated with opportunity to do so. WOW! What a glorious day it was! Thank you V&A.
(Photo provided courtesy of V&A)


Thank you International Youth conference Students!

Biiig thanks to the brilliant and dynamic group of young student members of the International Youth Conference on social innovation from Hong Kong who attended JOS at St Peters last Friday. The whole group participated and facilitated as exemplary co-creators, and raised the vaulting with their combined good spirit and creative aplomb towards the improvised music making. 
The group was attending JOS towards their  “Joint University UK Social Innovation Study Tour during which they learn by first hand experience about leading groups and organisations working in the field of Social Innovation and Entrepreneurialism. The groups focused input at the  post-session debrief indicates that these young leaders of tomorrow in the making —  are already very much aware of the multiple opportunities and benefits presented by Inclusive Cultural Enterprise, and that they are also aware, connected and enthusiastic towards the achievement of the UN Global Sustainability Goals that include ‘equality’ as a core measure — and of course without  ‘INCLUSION’ there can be no equality.
JOS Team 


A BIG THANK YOU!!!


Krar Making and Playing Project

A chance for people to de-mystify instrument making!

During these workshops participants make 6-string instruments from a simple kit of components and tools – just an allen key is used, so no cutting, drilling, sawing, screwdriving etc.

There is also the chance to play the instruments and explore the krar – a traditional east african lyre type of instrument – as a very versatile and inclusive instrument.


JOS team and visitors at Portobello road on the hottest day of the year!!


Joy of Sound 20th Anniversary Film – Sunday 21st July 2019


Lambeth Country Show Session!!

COME MUSE WITH JOY OF SOUND 
Volunteers, Families, Friends, Associates and All Welcome
at the fabulous and FREE Lambeth Country Show
this Sunday 21st July 2019
located at the Arts and Culture Zone
please try to arrive for start at 2.45pm
DIRECTIONS: The Arts and Culture Zone/tent nearest entrance is Park Gate 5, Entrance B,
 (closest to Herne hill station.)
N.B Herne Hill station has step free access to platforms via lifts, and a side entrance out of station ticket hall.
If on a bus from West Norwood direction – you can enter through Park gate 4 , Entance C, on Norwood road.
Come and Join Us – Be Inspired 


Victoria & Albert Museum Music Workshop and Presentation

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ACCESSIBLE ENTRANCE TO THE SACKLER ARTS AND EDUCATION CENTRE IS ON EXHIBITION ROAD . SO PLEASE GET YOUR TAXI OR TRANSPORT SERVICE TO DROP YOU OFF THERE.

UNFORTUNATELY THERE ARE NO LIFT ACCESSIBLE TUBE STATIONS IN THIS AREA.


JOS 20th year anniversary music recording!

Dear JOS Volunteers, Participants, Friends and Associates.
 
Please COME and JOIN US to record material for JOS 20th Anniversary Album (in Eb). We have an excellent recording rig and engineer with top range equipment and expertise.
There will be a good nutritious lunch, good coffee and tea, soft-drinks and refreshments throughout, with additional light refreshments for the evening sessions. 
Please confirm if you will attend and when, so that refreshments can be calculated. Invite your friends and any folk whom you feel might enjoy such inclusive exploratory approaches. We are looking to record as much acoustic material as possible including, ambient soundscapes, group-work in the round, singular and group instrumental, chorus, horns, strings, tuned percussion, piano, (possible church organ) flutes, birdsong, chant, clapping, didgeridoo and throat-sung  cosmophonics! If you would like to be connected in advance with other players just let me know. Otherwise COME AND JOIN US – BE INSPIRED. 
 
JOS Team 

 


Bonnington Cafe fundraiser in aid of the Singing bird


JOS Training Day Cancelled!

 

Dear All

Unfortunately the Joy of sound Training scheduled

for this Friday 12th April has been cancelled due to

unforeseen circumstances.

Please excuse any inconvenience caused.

We will reschedule the training at the earliest possible

opportunity and you will be notified well in advance.

Friday mornings Inclusive Participatory Community Music workshop

will happen none-the-less at St Peters Heritage centre at 11:30,

regardless of the Training cancellation.

All are warmly welcome to attend if you wish to do so.


Burns Night Benefit Event at Bonnington cafe


JOS Volunteer led Training Development day at St Peter’s Heritage centre.


What makes a musical instrument unique…

What makes a musical instrument unique and priceless is not its label, but the spirit in which it is played.
In the example shown here, a ‘nameless instrument’, otherwise used in Nepal as a tool in cushion making –
plays the sound of silence echoed in tones of light and shade.


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND DONATIONS!

Many thanks to all of you who have supported the Nepal film festival outreach fundraiser.


2 DAYS LEFT TO DONATE!!

 William and Katie with Ram Prasad Kadel, Founder and Director of the Music Museum of Nepal.

They are giving a set of ‘The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians’ for the Museum library as a gift from the JOS volunteers.

The Film Festival will commence tomorrow! 

We have only today and tomorrow left to donate, so please lend your support towards this rare and exciting opportunity for JOS volunteers Katie and William to showcase JOS’ project work and research at an outreach in Nepal as selected presenters at the 8th International Folk Music Film Festival in Kathmandu – hosted by the Music Museum of Nepal.

Katie will present JOS’ short film Katie’s Song  that features her therapeutic journey as a JOS volunteer.

William will present his PhD research into the design and production of bespoke music instruments and access devices for disabled and impaired people who are too often excluded from active participation in community music making. See the JOS website instruments page for more information.

To see further details about the project and to make a donation please go to: 

 https://crowdfunder.co.uk/joy-of-sound-reaches-out-with-katie-s-song

Please also forward this request to your personal friends and social networks as soon as you can – the campaign has only 2 days left. 

Every penny will help and we will keep you updated throughout. 

Thank you for your support and consideration,

Joyofsound (JOS)


ONLY 3 DAYS LEFT! – Nepal Film Festival outreach fundraiser

Dear Joy of Sound volunteers, friends and associates, There are only 3 days left to reach our £2500 target!

Please lend your support toward this rare and exciting opportunity for JOS volunteers Katie and William to showcase JOS’ project work and research at an outreach in Nepal as selected presenters at the 8th International Folk Music Film Festival in Kathmandu – hosted by the Music Museum of Nepal.

Katie will present JOS’ short film Katie’s Song  that features her therapeutic journey as a JOS volunteer.

William will present his PhD research into the design and production of bespoke music instruments and access devices for disabled and impaired people who are too often excluded from active participation in community music making. See the JOS website instruments page for more information.

To see further details about the project and to make a donation please go to: 

 https://crowdfunder.co.uk/joy-of-sound-reaches-out-with-katie-s-song

Please also forward this request to your personal friends and social networks as soon as you can – the campaign has only 3 days left. 

Every penny will help and we will keep you updated throughout. 

Thank you for your support and consideration,

Joyofsound (JOS)


St Barnabas Session Pictures

These brilliant portraits of Joy Of Sound participants by Jorn Tomter are featured in Issue 7 of the I Love Chatsworth Road magazine – please contact us to obtain copies.


Summer workshop at Deptford Methodist mission


Embodying Movement and Sound


JOS at Geneva

William Longden, Founder and Co-Director of Joyofsound, shared JOS’ uniquely innovative approaches to emancipatory Inclusive Music and Arts at the United Nations #INFOCUS – International Conference on Volunteerism and Social Transformation, at Geneva, Switzerland.

We encourage people of all ages and abilities to come and participate at a JOS session to experience how and why JOS Volunteers have achieved such recognition for their commitment as advocates for Inclusive Society – and for more than 18 years of continual practice based co-creative learning.


Experimental Training Workshops!


Canterbury University workshop


European Outsider Art Conference

Road Trip!

A JOS team will be heading down to Chichester to do a presentation at the European Outsider Art Conference this Sunday, May 6th.

It’s raised an interesting debate around what is or is not outsider art, and if there is outsider art then there must be insider or ‘mainstream’ art. Is necessary or even desirable to want to be an insider?

Is it the artist rather than the art that is seen as an ‘outsider’?

Where does Joy of Sound sit in relation to outsider art?

 


Bonnington Cafe Benefit Night

flyer for JOS benefit night Feb 23rd at Bonnington Cafe

Come and Support the JOS project for a 3rd night of fine food, music and merriment at the famous Bonnington Centre Cafe at Vauxhall
On Friday February 23rd 2018

All proceeds will go to Give Us A  Chance charity in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, who JOS visited in 2016. (www.dajtenamsansu.org).

Fine vegetarian cuisine – Lunch 12:30 till 2pm. Supper – three course meal,Starter £3, Main £8.00., Dessert £3, Coffee £1.50

Book in advance if you want to be sure of a table – there are two sittings for the meal – 6.30 and 8.30. You can bring your own drink.

Vibrant company, JOS Folk music and guests!

The venue does not accept credit cards so please bring cash to pay for your meal

Any spare change will be gladly accepted towards JOS project continuum. If you have any old or unused music instruments to donate

You are very welcome * Come and Join Us * Eat, Drink and Be Merry


CONGRATULATIONS!

 

 

 


‘It Ain’t Necessarily So’ A song by Katie Robinson aka Katie Kaboose

Katie volunteers with Joy Of Sound helping us produce community music with participants of all ages and abilities. Katie arrived at JOS in 2016 and we soon realised that she is a naturally gifted singer songwriter, so we asked if she would like to write a song about her experience, and to share how it feels to volunteer at JOS. Katie’s song ‘It Ain’t Necessarily So’ is the result. It emerged as a collaboration with JOS volunteers and participants at our Portobello Road workshops.

A video that documents the process working with filmmaker Julian Langham, sponsored by City Living Local Life RBKC was viewed by over 6000 people, and many suggested the song ought to be released as a single showcasing Katie’s brilliance as a performer songwriter and promoting JOS’s work.

So that’s what we’ve done.

Download or listen to the track here

 

Please tell us what you feel about the song and share the link with your friends and networks. You are also very welcome to come and join us.

Credits:
Song written and performed by Katie Robinson aka Katie Kaboose
Recording / Guitar – Julian Millership
Cello – Margit Kraft
Mixing / Guitar – Chris Leeds
Producer – William Longden
Cover design: Original collage by Katie using an image by artist Sophie Derrick as a base
Other links:
Katie’s Facebook profile.
Chris Leeds
With thanks to the Kensington and Chelsea Volunteer Centre

To make a donation to Joy of Sound please visit mydonate


Benefit Night at the Bonnington Cafe

Come and Support the JOS project for a 2nd night of fine food, music and merriment at the famous Bonnington Centre Cafe at Vauxhall
On Sunday 1st October 2017

All proceeds will go to JOYOFSOUND project with a donation to the Bonnington Centre.

Fine vegetarian cuisine – Lunch 12:30 till 2pm. Supper – three course meal, £14.00. Book in advance if you want to be sure of a table – there are two sittings for the meal – 6.30 and 8.30. You can bring your own drink

Vibrant company, JOS Folk music and guests!

The venue does not accept credit cards so please bring cash to pay for your meal

Any spare change will be gladly accepted towards JOS project continuum. If you have any old or unused music instruments to donate

You are very welcome * Come and Join Us * Eat, Drink and Be Merry


Volunteers Week

The work that Joy of Sound does is only made possible by volunteers. Over JOS’s 17 years there have been many hundreds of people from all walks of life, from many different countries and backgrounds who have found value in giving their time, expertise and effort into helping JOS achieve success. One of our great strengths is the ongoing relationship we have with volunteers, especially those from abroad. Such links have enabled us to visit many countries running workshops and giving presentations on our approach. New volunteers of all abilities are always welcome.

Click here to see information of a special one day volunteering event ‘INCLUSIVE SOCIETY’, an Experiential Awareness Day – June 1st 2017 which we are presenting in partnership with RBKC Volunteer Centre.


Hackney Gazette January 12th 2017 ‘Student revelling in spirit of Joy of Sound’

Click here to view article in the Hackney Gazette at page 15

 


JOS Award at 6th International Folk Music Film Festival

 

Vesna Marich of the JOS Project Team receiving a ‘Music Therapy Film Award’, for her film ‘The Unbearable Whiteness of Being’ at the 6th International Folk Music Film Festival, Kathmandu, Nepal. November 2016.

“Nepalese street scenes with their horrendous traffic and seeing the countless stupas and temples for praying and cremating deceased Nepalese Hindus’ was a memorable experience. It was colourful and noisy, golden and beautiful, sometimes terrifying, but always inspiring.

Click here to view the film

The Festival was unforgettable and particularly so because of the seemingly endless energy, enthusiasm and radiant smiles of the organisers. Local young people who had been invited saw different cultures and learnt about the heritage of distant places often for the first time; and also about the traditional folk heritage of their own countries regions which many of them knew little about.

The festival features Folk Music and Traditions that need to be preserved. 20 year old footage re-discovered in lost archives and revived for the festival told an important true story “of a troupe of singers traveling through refugee camps and war zones during the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971.

One film formatted in not-in-use-any–more-for…forever blurred VHS footage, showed folk music from Portugal; but who cares when such fine folk music has been saved for the pleasure, delight and interest of future generations. The edit of this material was fast and lively so the teenagers loved it, and I loved it too. There was lots to love about the local folk traditions of Portugal’s Cape-Verdean.
We watched a newly produced film, in HD, magnificently filmed (with the use of drone, of course), a documentary about the rapidly dying of a centuries old culture the Himba tribe of Namibia. I enjoyed it thoroughly.

Receiving the Festivals ‘Music Therapy Film Award’ for the ‘The Unbearable Whiteness of Being’ a JOS production filmed and edited by myself, was the icing on a very sweet cake called ‘My Nepalese Experience of 2016.”

‘The Unbearable Whiteness of Being’ has now been added to the British Library Sound Archive ,’Sound and Moving Image Catalogue’.
Vesna Marich


The Redmond Files, a Joy of Sound Production

The Redmond Files is a Sonic Arts concept album created by the inclusive music charity Joy of Sound (JOS). Various artists were invited to use and interpret a live recording made by JOS participants at the Redmond Community Centre March 2015, to produce their own piece from the material. Over 20 artists have contributed to this album. The pieces range from music, to Audio Visual and Sonic Art.

Purchase the album here!


Watch our latest film on the Joy of Sound


Thank You Hena – congratulations on completing the Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle ride!

CLICK HERE TO SPONSOR!


Thank You Hena – congratulations on completing the Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle ride!

CLICK HERE TO SPONSOR!


Hena Rohman’s Sponsored Cycle for Joy of Sound

a photo of Hena Rohman with her bicycle by the John O'Groats signpost. She has cycled over a 1000 miles over twelve days from Land's End to raise money for Joy of Sound. Click picture for link

CLICK HERE TO SPONSOR!






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