“Musabilty-Lab” – Masterclass on the 3 and 4 November 2018

How can we find more inclusive and accessible ways to enjoy musicality, making music, sound in combination with other performing arts for both creators and recipients? We will experiment with restrictions and barriers, reflect on experiences and use your ideas and qualities to generate a catalogue of visions, perspectives, coordinates, methods and expressive forms. This catalogue may inspire us to find more inclusive ways to create and convey music and sound in the performing arts. We will use the studio as a lab to experiment, create and muse in order to question and define our inclusive musical ideals more clearly.

Born in 1972, Markus “Be” Brachtendorf has been exploring his love for intersections and boundaries since the mid-90s. Music and music productions are at the heart of his work. Besides promoting artistic expression, he has been working in the fields of musical, social and special education as well as therapy. He cooperates with the Cochlea Implant Centre of the University Hospital Cologne in conducting musical workshops for children, teenagers and adults that use cochlear implant devices.
The producer who plays multiple instruments has helped all kinds of artists with their creative productions in his recording studio (Tonstudio Be, Cologne Deutz). He is a lecturer for music and media productions using mobile end devices and apps for the Association of German Music Schools (VdM) and other educational institutions. In his role as musical director for the mixed-abled performing arts company Un-Label, Markus engages with international artists, in particular musicians, and the artistic team at eye level to explore in a participatory manner how apparent restrictions and limitations can be used to expand artistic expression.

Accessibility: The venue is accessible for wheelchairs. Communication assistance is available in English, German and German sign language.

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