Contact: Adele Drake
Phone: 0208 853 3452
Mobile: 07785 393 780
Adele Drake is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and founder of the Drake Music Project in England, Ireland and Scotland.
"The Drake Music Project, named for my daughters Olive and Torly (Victoria), was the first organisation of its kind, exploring the use of music technology as a means by which disabled people can create and perform music. I formed the initial concept during the research undertaken for my Diploma in Psychology and Education for Children with Special Needs in 1984/5 and founded the charity in 1988. I was its director until 2004, and developed Drake into a nationally significant organisation with 10 regional centres in the UK and Irish Republic."
Current work includes: 'Liquid Vibrations'
This is new work for children with special needs; using a method of listening to music and natural sounds heard whilst floating in water (in particular the sounds of whales). This has been piloted at a special school in Canterbury with the help of Joel Cahen, an experienced sound designer who creates fascinating performances of Sound/Art in water - see
firstname.lastname@example.org and www.liquidvibrations.org.uk