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Join pupils from Sighthill, Clovenstone and Canal View Primary Schools for a colourful screening of their unique and expressive short films, accompanied by live performance. Soundmoves Music Movies are based on original ideas developed and performed by pupils and composer Matilda Brown, movement specialist Ana Almeida, videographer Sandy Butler and musicians from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO). Produced as part of the SCO’s Community Residency in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh.
The SCO musicians include William Stafford (Clarinet) Aisling O'Dea (Violin), Joanna Duncan (Violin), Donald Gillan (Cello) Niamh Molloy (Cello), Harriet Davidson (Cello), and Phil Hague (Percussion).
Delivered in partnership with Edinburgh International Film Festival and Edinburgh International Festival as part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019.
Matilda Brown is a Glasgow-based composer and musician. She studied at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts and has written and arranged for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble 10:10, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Mostar Sinfonietta and Goldfrapp. Her pieces have been aired on BBC Radio Scotland’s Classics Unwrapped. Matilda’s vibrant, innovative approach has led her to work on educational projects across Scotland, collaborating with Drake Music Scotland and SCO Creative Learning.
Ana Almeida is an arts educator, performer and researcher interested in exploring and understanding children’s creativity and musical expression through movement.
Ana leads educational and community-based projects and participates in artistic performances for children across Europe. She works in schools, arts venues, prisons and refugee camps in collaboration with various arts organisations (e.g. Casa da Música, Companhia de Música Teatral, Reid School of Music). Ana has also recorded CDs for young listeners and dubbed songs in Portuguese for animation TV series and films (e.g. Disney).
In 2015 Ana Almeida completed her PhD at the University of Edinburgh, investigating young children’s spontaneous movement responses to music. Three years later, the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in New York awarded her the title of Certified Movement Analyst.
Sandy Butler is a freelance videographer based in the Edinburgh area who loves capturing special moments and making them look their best. He likes to create a cinematic feel in his films and photos, encouraging the viewer to look at everyday subjects with fresh eyes. Sandy is also a musician and has spent many years working with children and music, including song writing workshops, flash mobs and school events.