FREE ROOM TO PLAY

  • Lucy Rugman

In every person lives a creator

Free Room to Play want to create new possibilities for children and young people with disabilities to create and perform music. To widen the understanding of the ability of these young people as creators and allow them to take center stage in the finest concert halls in Sweden.

Free Room to Play is a collaboration between three different groups: culture institutions, SEND schools (special need schools) and professional musicians that are specialized in creating music together with young people with disabilities. They create new music and perform it in a concert at the end of each project.

Project leader Lucy Rugman has worked with similar projects in the UK since 2008 and her method puts young people’s creativity in the center allowing them to experience being part of a professional ensemble.

Free Room to Play strive to encourage a culture of creative music making in schools and music institutions and want to open up the views of what is possible, both for these young people and professional musicians. Free Room to Play aim to build up a unique structure for continuous collaboration between the professional music world and SEND schools.

For children and youth, 6-20 years old, with special needs

Performance image Fritt spelrum
Photo: Urban Wedin
Performance image Fritt spelrum
Photo: Urban Wedin
Performance image Fritt spelrum
Photo: Urban Wedin

Time and place

11:00 - 11:45
11:00 - 11:45

Play time: appr. 45 minutes

Group:

Lucy Rugman

Cast:

  • Lucy Rugman: Projectleader and clarinettist
  • Emma Nordenstam: Guitarr, cello
  • Lamine Cissokho: Kora
  • Jonas Jonasson: Synth