Projects

Decibels has a number of ongoing projects in the UK, all to enable people, especially those with disabilities, to develop their creativity and unlock their abilities mainly through the use of technology. You can see an overview of each of our current projects below, and read more about each one by clicking the link.

Decibels Unlocked

Sponsored by Arts Council, Unlocked is the name of our ongoing research project evaluating how the ever-expanding range of arts-based technologies can maximize the creativity of Deaf and disabled people and how they are being used by professional Deaf and disabled artists. Once our findings have been logged, we will create an online resource detailing our findings.

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Music for Special Children – Interim Report

This is Ruth Montgomery's Interim Report on the Decibels "Music for Special Children" Project, Sponsored by the Berkshire Community Foundation.

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Playing Music Together – Short Interim Report

A number of workshops have been ran at a range of locations as part of our Playing Music Together project, Sponsored by the Sobell Foundation. It was felt that the students had come a considerable way in their understanding of cause and effect, the ability to work as part of a team and also their ability to listen to the sounds they were producing.

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The Millfield Experience 2015

Millfield Enterprises provide students with an all-round experience. They are proud of their course programmes and aim to have a variety of afternoon academies, clubs, evening activities and excursions available each week. Their main focus is on providing students with high quality English lessons during their stay and all students attending their courses will study 15 hours of English tuition per week.

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Kidz Aloud

Kidz Aloud was a free olympics music workshop for autistic children. This project is now closed.

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Sign Along with Music

This project will allow children and young people to get together in the local community, using one fundamental national language of communication and expression; sign language.

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Colour Music Pilot Project 2014

This pilot project has started working with young deaf and hearing children so that they express their emotions, thoughts and feelings in understanding music through the use of art.

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Circle of Sound

Decibels and Circle of Sound have worked together on a community music project in the areas of Woodley and Wokingham which followed a series of nine sessions, for adults who have learning disabilities

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Seeing Music

Providing a bridge between sound and silence, this is a special project which uses music with deaf children of mainly Primary School age.

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Visual Music

This project is a collaboration with Deafax's present ongoing projects. The aim of this project and subsequent modules was to open up the world of deaf music to deaf children by showing them music through alternative senses.

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