19 January 2021 @ 16 h 00 min – 17 h 30 min
online zoom webinar

The 5th SIMM-posium – organized by the SIMM-platform and the arts centre Bozar had to take place in Brussels on 18th and 19th December 2020, but was reformatted and is now presented in a series of 9 weekly online sessions on Tuesdays 12th January until 9th March 2021.

Session 1: Research on what motivates musicians to become active in social music projects, their experiences and needs (1):

chairAn de Bisschop (University College Ghent, BE)

    • John Sloboda (SIMM / Guildhall School of Music & Drama, UK): ‘The SIMM-supported International Comparative Project on practitioners’ contexts, work, and beliefs: an overview of progress to date’ (research in UK, Finland, Colombia and Belgium)  
    • Filip Verneert (LUCA School of Art Leuven, BE): ’Improvisation for all! How a participatory music project can inspire formal music education’ (research in Belgium)
    • Kate Wareham (University of Sheffield, UK): ’Choir with No Name, a charity who run choirs for homeless people in the UK’ (research in UK)

The 3 presentations of research will be followed by a panel-discussion with the presenters, and following this also a Q&A with audience attending the online session.