'Everyone Everyone' is a project exploring how musical facilitators have adapted their forms of engagement to online platforms during pandemic times , with a specific focus on facilitators who work with differently abled participants with complex needs.
Working with the groups linked to Hear My Music, Kapil and Greer are hoping to observe and document the subtle and interpersonal details of these new digital landscapes , exploring how facilitators and their participants have adapted to a new platform for connection. The difficulties and lessons learned during these transitional processes and how in many ways they have supported accessibility for this community.
They will pay homage to the facilitation techniques and online tools which continue to enable further engagement.
Taking inspiration from the processes of the group , Greer and Kapil will be developing new work with Hear My Music to make audio and visual translations that give a small insight to the digital space of community music and human connection.
Greer Pester is a visual and social artist based in Glasgow .Her colourful visual practice covers a variety of mediums from painting, soft sculpture to collage. She is passionate about creative play and honouring humans most essential states of aliveness. She has collaborated with a variety of different organisations and projects in Scotland and beyond including : The Village Storytelling Centre , Refuweegee , Art Link, Glasgow Life , Maryhill Integration Network , GOMA , CCA , National Trust Scotland and The Koppel Project.
Kapil Seshasayee is a protest musician and visual artist based in Glasgow . His debut LP - “A Sacred Bore” is a concept album about oppression within the Indian caste system and featured in Pitchfork, Vice, The Guardian, Rolling Stone India, BBC Introducing and The Quietus. He has toured internationally, gracing the stages of SXSW, Latitude Festival and Celtic Connections. Closer to resembling “Sonic - Essays”, Kapil’s songwriting explores nationalism, casteism, misogyny and religious tensions as it relates to the modern South Asian diaspora.
Hear My Music is charity enabling people with complex needs and/or autism to express themselves as individuals through inclusive participant-led music making. We believe that music is a powerful communication tool that breaks down barriers for vulnerable people. Participant-led music making is at the heart of every HMM project, as we ensure that participants with the most complex needs are in control of the musical material. This means that people who rarely have their voices heard have the opportunity to not only be listened to, but to be the driving force behind a creative process and finished musical product. We strongly believe that everybody should have the opportunity to engage with music.