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touch/screen – accessible music making for iPads

An accessible workshop exploring the iPad as an instrument

Tuesday 18th April, 7-9pm
CCA Glasgow & on Zoom
This workshop will look at the iPad as an instrument, with a focus on the potential to be an inclusive instrument. Experienced music technologist Clare Johnston will talk about the background theory of accessible music-making, followed by a practical workshop introducing the iPad app, Thumbjam.
The workshop will allow participants time to explore the creative capabilities of the iPad as an instrument, in a group improvisation. Following this, the group will then play one of Clare’s compositions, exploring a combination of conventional notation and graphic scoring – no experience of reading either required.
This workshop is suitable for both experienced and novice musicians, and will be led in a hybrid, simultaneously online via Zoom and in-person at CCA Glasgow.
BSL will be provided throughout the event, and if you have any access needs please contact us via, so we can discuss in advance how we can best meet them.

Registration is essential for participation both in-person or online. 
The workshop will be held in the Club Room at CCA Glasgow. The venue is accessible by lift. A limited number of iPads with Thumbjam app will be provided. If you have access to an iPad, please bring your own with Thumbjam app installed. If you also play an acoustic instrument, please bring this along too!
To join the workshop via Zoom, please register for a ticket and you will be sent a Zoom link. To join as an active participant, you will need and iPad, and Thumbjam app installed. You are also welcome to join digitally as a player, or just as an observer.
Ticketing information:
£10 full price, £5 concessions
A limited amount of funded tickets are available for those who are unable to pay the registration fee. Please contact if you would like more information.
The event is funded by CoMA – Contemporary for All, Arts Council England and Foyle foundation, and supported by Drake Music Scotland and CCA Glasgow.
Hosted by CoMA Glasgow.
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