This paper aims to describe the different stages of the artistic project SOUND=SPACE Opera, held at Casa da M ú sica, Porto, Portugal and presented during the festival Ao Alcance de Todos (Accessible to All) during 15-19 April, 2008. A series of creative workshops using an interactive musical environment, created by Rolf Gehlhaar in 1984, were run for several weeks with a group of six adolescents with special needs, mainly suffering from Down Syndrome. The translation of their day-by-day experiences into sounds and movements resulted in two final performances which were the public surface of a very empowering and rewarding process that intended to improve the quality of life of those who participated.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||International Journal on Disability and Human Development|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Mar 2011|
- Daily life experiences
- Musical topologies
- Perceptive embodied awareness
- Taking ownership