Inspired by Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Allori created a musical composition exploring character, narrative, audience and the ways that disabled and non-disabled people use public space. The composition was the starting point for a performance developed with disabled theatre-maker Danny Braverman as dramaturg, dancer Sheron Wray, devising the choreography, and technologist and academic Fleeta Siegel researching how technology can be used to engage inclusive art audiences. The project was managed by Drake Music. (CS)
Sonia Allori is a Scottish/Italian composer, musician, music therapist and writer. She is trying to find a way forwards in life using disability, music and words as tools for change. She has a PhD in music composition and an MSc in Music Therapy. Sonia plays the clarinet, sax, bassoon, flute, whistles and piano. She has recently started exploring the use of technology and electronics to temper and enhance the sounds she can create organically. For this project, she is working with Drake Music an arts organisation that removes disabling barriers to music.
Watch this short film by Ivan Riches, made at the September 2014 ‘work-in-progress’ sharing of Seasons 4.0