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Point Blank Perspectives

Music with a Social Impact

Join Simon Glenister, CEO of Noise Solution, as he talks to us about the emerging field of community music and how your music technology skills can be used to not only make great music but to have significant social impacts on people's lives. Simon will explain how making Hip Hop/Grime/DnB or whatever genre you make, can actually be used as a vehicle with which to engage and improve their well-being. You don't need to be a trained social worker or music therapist to have these impacts. Simon will be explaining Noise Solution's way of working, our understanding of digital tools in a youth work context, how we understand well-being and how we also measure the outcomes of impacts on peoples lives that we have.

Simon is the founder and CEO of Noise Solution, a digital youth work organisation that In 2020, for the second yearSimon Glenister running, was named one of the UK's top 100 performing social enterprise's (Natwest SE100). I've spent the last 10 years researching designing and testing approaches to digital youth work (utilising music technology, Self Determination Theory and digital storytelling). He is invested in the importance of fusing research with practice and the implementation of robust impact capture and analysis. Simon's work draws on an MEd that he completed at Cambridge University (2018), investigating well-being in a digital youth work context.

His specialism in music technology comes from a lifelong career playing in numerous bands with recording deals with companies such as Arista and 4AD, extensive international touring and many many major festival appearances.

Event Details

Start Times
  • 6th May 2021, 19:30 BST (British Summer Time)
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