Making it Up - starting the journey to the Festival of Making
Written by lead musician Matt Robinson
Make It Up?
The start of something new
A new commission for the young people of Blackburn
A new composition for the streets of the town
A new challenge with unanswered questions
Where to start?
The last 3 weeks with plans and conversations and concepts
The next 8 weeks with over 40 young musicians and loads of late nights
Tonight with Steel Pans and rock drums and old calypso grooves
How do you make a show about making it up?
With lots of energy in the room and a great first meeting
With lots of ideas and lots of amazing players
With the start of a process and a discovery of a way of working