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"Visually-impaired musicians' lives" and the conference programme
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    Baker DC, Green L
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    Visually Impaired Musicians' Lives International Conference
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    UCL Institute of Education, London
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10 MARCH 2015: 09.00–09.30: Registration and coffee. 09.30–09.40: Victoria Oruwari (soprano) with Kevin Satizabal (accomp.), UK. 09.40–09.50: Welcome address, Lord Colin Low of Dalston, CBE, Royal National Institute of Blind People, UK. 09.50–10.10: "Visually-impaired musicians' lives" and the conference programme, Dr David Baker, UCL Institute of Education, UK. 10.10–10.40: Keynote address, "Assistive music technology", Chi Kim, Music Technology Lab for the Visually Impaired, Berklee College of Music, Boston, USA. 10.40–10.50: James Risdon (recorder), Royal National Institute of Blind People, UK. 10.50–11.10: Break. 11.10–11.35: "Dancing Dots: A continuing quest for literacy, inclusion and independence", William McCann, Dancing Dots, USA. 11.35–12.00: "Seeing the music from school to symphony orchestra: A new approach to music-reading for the partially sighted", James Aitken and Alison Dalton, Dancing Dots and Chicago Symphony Orchestra, USA. 12.00–12.25: "The visually-impaired musician in the land of sight-readers", Almut Boehme, International Association of Music Libraries, UK and Republic of Ireland. 12.25–13.25: Lunch. 13.25–13.40: MySight Choir, Nottingham, UK. 13.40–14.05: "The Filomen M. D'Agostino Greenberg Music School of Lighthouse Guild", Drs Leslie Jones and Dalia Sakas, Filomen M. D'Agostino Greenberg Music School, Lighthouse Guild, New York, USA. 14.05–14.30: "Learning opportunities for Estonian blind musicians in school in 2014", Kadri Kutsar, Tiiu Ernits, Jelena Michaelis, Tartu Emajôe and Tartu Second Music School, Estonia. 14.30–14.55: "Approaches to music education working with pupils of age 5–18 years with a visual impairment", Louisa Maddison, Royal Blind School, Edinburgh, UK. 14.55–15.15: Break. 15.15–15.30: Paula and Fabiana Chávez (piano duo), (sponsored by Ministry of Culture of the Buenos Aires Government), Argentina. 15.30–15.50: "The acquisition and development of new skills in piano practice after vision loss", Paula and Fabiana Chávez, Argentina. 15.50–16.15: "The use of social haptics communications to support orchestras in the production of music: London Symphony Orchestra's Create Orchestra", Mark Pampel and Paula McDowell, UK. 16.15–16.40: "Discovering the Baroque music in the museum", Erin McHugh, Museum of Historical Instruments, Royal College of Music, London, UK. 16.40–17.10: Terry Kelly (guitar and vocals) with Lucas Haneman (guitar and backing vocals), Canada. 11 MARCH 2015: 09.00–09.30: Arrival and coffee. 09.30–09.55: "Teaching piano to the visually impaired, without Braille", Dr Jeanette Louise Yaryan, Idyllwild Arts Academy, California, USA. 09.55–10.20: "Hand in hand: Braille music, modified stave notation and partnerships with print music publishers", Lydia Machell, Prima Vista Braille Music Services, Leeds, UK. 10.20–10.40: Maros Bango (tenor), (sponsored by the British Czech and Slovak Association), Slovak Republic. 10.40–11.00: Break. 11.00–11.30: Inner Vision Orchestra, UK. 11.30–11.55: "Practical solutions to learning and composing music: Experiences of a blind musician and software developer", James Bowden, UK. 11.55–12.20: "The VIBE project", Peter Bosher, Soundlinks Ltd., Buckinghamshire, UK. 12.20–12.45: "Byzantine music Braille code and innovative educational activities in music for visually-impaired students", Fr Theodoros Tsampatzidis, Music School of Thessaloniki, Greece. 12.45–13.45: Lunch. 13.45–14.10: "Focus on music: The impact of congenital visual impairment on the development of musical abilities in childhood", Professor Adam Ockelford, University of Roehampton, UK. 14.10–14.35: "Developing audio-haptic interactive systems for accessible Digital Audio Workstations", Drs Oussama Metatla, Nick Bryan-Kinns, Tony Stockman, Fiore Martin, Atau Tanaka, Adam Parkinson, Michael Proulx, Dave Brown, School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, UK. 14.35–14.55: Rachel Starritt (piano), UK. 14.55–15.15: Break. 15.15–15.40: "The blind body as a canalizing sensory apparatus", Kristina Elisabeth Steinbock, Denmark. 15.40–16.00: "On playing the lute and theorbo professionally, and the launch of the world's first accessible guitar tablature platform", Matthew Wadsworth, UK. 16.00–16.15: Matthew Wadsworth (theorbo), UK. 16.15–16.35: Break. 16.35–17.00: "Disability stream or mainstream: Brilliant or just blind?", Janelle Colquhoun, Salubrious Productions, Queensland, Australia. 17.00–17.20: "Seeing the light: The joy of life through music", Joey Stuckey, Shadowsound Studios, Macon, Georgia, and the Los Angeles Recording Connection School, Mercer University School of Music, USA. 17.20–17.40: Joey Stuckey (guitar and vocals), USA. CHAIRS: Dr David Baker, UCL Institute of Education, UK; Dr Charles Ford; Professor Lucy Green, UCL Institute of Education; Clarie Middleton, Chief Executive, Hackney Empire, London, UK; James Risdon, Royal National Institute of Blind People, UK; Dr Mary Stakelum, Institute of Education, Reading University, UK; and Sally Zimmermann, Royal National Institute of Blind People.
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