Bristol Music Trust announce first artist and educator in residence

Bristol Music Trust is pleased to be working with Jason Singh as our first artist and educator in residence.

Over the next two years, Jason will be working with the Creative Learning and Engagement team to explore heritage through music in a range of different school and community settings.  In a series of performances, workshops and classes across Bristol he’ll work with children and young people, emerging artists and with musicians participating in the Trust’s National Centre for Inclusive Excellence.  This work will be recorded and brought together in an aural soundscape capturing the heritage, thoughts and musical moments explored throughout the project.

Phil Castang, Director of Creative Learning and Engagement said “We are really excited about working with Jason during our transformation period. Jason has such a strong creative identity and knows how to inspire the same in others, particularly young people. Importantly for our project, he really understands the relationship between heritage and the creativity”

Jason Singh is an awarding winning sound artist, beatboxer and creative facilitator.  Working with voice and music technology his recording and performance output spans across a wide range of genres including ambient, contemporary classical, jazz, indian classical, drum and bass, electronica and free improvisation.

Jason has collaborated with a plethora of artists, some of which include Nitin Sawhney, Talvin Singh, Yazz Ahmed, Shabaka Hutchings, Big Narstie, Rokia Traore, Time Exile, Leafcutter John, Scanner and Graham Massey.  Solo and collaborative commissions include BBC Proms, National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, V&A Museum, Music for Youth, Tate, Jaipur Literature Festival, Nottingham Museum, BFI and the National Trust. Jason is also visiting lecturer at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.