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Film inspires youngsters' music

Wednesday 27th January 2016

YOUNG musicians performed their own film scores and other original music for friends and family in the finale of Orchestra ONE Project 12.

The concert was the culmination of four Sundays of music-making and rehearsals at the Cornwallis Academy, Hubbards Road, Maidstone.

Led by musical director Filipe Gomes, youngsters explored how music can affect the way people respond to films, creating scores and mood pieces for a selection of short videos and creating large ensemble pieces drawing inspiration from the art form itself.

The award-winning music education initiative is run by Kent Music, supported by Kent County Council and the Cornwallis Academy.

All musical styles, instruments and levels of ability are welcome, giving classically-trained violin and clarinet players the chance to create music with self-taught electric guitarists, rappers and computer musicians.

Workshops are free, with no audition necessary. Participants are coached by professional creative music tutors and encouraged to improvise and contribute their own musical ideas, as well as enjoying the opportunity to experience playing as an orchestra.

For more information about Orchestra ONE, email, call 01622 358406 or visit There is also an application form available at