Fifth Year Pupil interviewed by BBC ahead of Cultural Olympiad Performance

Published on 25 April 2012 Categories: Senior School,  Music & Drama,  Music

The Jack Martin Music SchoolFifth year pupil Chris Jacquin was interviewed recently by the BBC about his involvement in the development of Brainfingers, a system which enables people with physical disabilities to perform music, either alone or in an ensemble.

This technology now allows Chris to sit the compulsory performance element of his Higher music now that the Scottish Qualifications Authority recognises that what Chris was doing with Brainfingers and the laptop is as valid as playing a conventional instrument.

This summer, Chris will be one of a group of young Scottish musicians playing a specially commissioned piece called Technophonia, by composer Oliver Searle as part of the New Music 20x12 programme within the Cultural Olympiad . This will see Chris performing in the Queen's Hall as well as in London.

The news item which resulted can be seen and listened to here

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