Hot off the back of The Brits, to which Nordoff Robbins is a long-standing charity partner, I’m getting in touch to put the UK’s largest music therapy charity’s new campaign We Are Listening on your radar. With the return of the BRITS, it highlighted how important music is to everyone, how it brings people together to feel connected. Nordoff Robbins has worked tirelessly over the pandemic to keep music in the lives of those who are most at risk in accessing and benefiting from music.
The campaign which launched last month aims to raise awareness for the power of music and for the immense value music therapy brings to the lives of those living with profound disability and generate donations to continue the incredible work they provide.
The campaign kicked off with a live stream event with the industry’s hotly tipped singer and songwriter Reuben James. The second episode saw Studio Moross’ interpretation of music therapy through typography and graphic design, the third was a beautiful musical composition brought to you by Paul Frith. Episode four saw American singer-songwriter Gill Landry explore the emotional connection between humans and music.
Monday 17th May // Alistair Taylor-Young – “Portrait of the Cause”
This episode will feature an array of images taken by renowned photographer Alistair Taylor Young. Alistair has created a visual representation of dementia and music and the relationship between them. Showing the growth and stimulus from music for those suffering with dementia.
Monday 24th May // Lapsley – “Power of Hearing”
English singer, songwriter and musician Låpsley will be taking to the stage with Nordoff Robbins client Ava, who is currently using music therapy. The episode will shed light on the expression and power of music to those who need it.
Monday 31st May // Jack Coulter – “One-Off Representation”
This episode will see Irish artist Jack Coulter, who also featured on this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30, create an original piece for music therapy client Omolara. The art will represent the deep connection shared between the therapist and Omolara in the session, manifesting what is beyond words into a vibrant and unique piece.
Monday 14th June // Nicolas Davies x Royal Albert Hall – “Therapy for Good”
Week commencing 14th June will see a simple yet powerful film that captures the unique, intimate beauty of a music therapy session behind closed doors – from Britain’s most famed arena – The Royal Albert Hall.