Decibels has a number of ongoing projects in the UK, all to enable people, especially those with disabilities, to develop their creativity and unlock their abilities mainly through the use of technology. You can see an overview of each of our current projects below, and read more about each one by clicking the link.
The Dressage Two Hearts Music Project Report involving Laurentia Tan
"Creating Music Through Technology" - some support by Decibels with some sponsorship from the Sobell Foundation
Are You Listening / Listen To Me – Interim Report
Our interim report to The National Lottery Awards For All. This project fostered better relationships with organisations & professionals within the creative industries to help better understanding, created opportunities & brought together deaf and hearing & people for meaningful dialogue, creativity & celebrating especially after the pandemic.
Creating music through Technology for Deaf & Disabled Young People
The Sobell Foundation grant has enabled Decibels to organise a series of activities entitled “Creating Music through Technology”. This has included lectures, seminars, workshops and events for those who are deaf, hard of hearing and have other related disabilities.
Social Purpose Marketing
Henley Business School postgraduate students Arthur, Millie, Jean and David undertake a small Social Purpose Marketing campaign on behalf of Decibels
BARBADOS CALYPSO – Deaf Lives through Music & the Arts supported by the main generous sponsors the Maria Holder Memorial Trust
The 'Calypso' project is a collaboration between Decibels, Audiovisability, Barbados Council for the Disabled, SpecialKidz International, The Peter Boos Foundation and other partners
Decibels and Audiovisability Art and Music Workshops: Evaluation
Art & Music Workshops at PACE as part of Decibels & Audiovisability “Creating Music through technology” which is sponsored by the Sobell Foundation
Decibels & Audiovisability: Challenges of creating music through audiological technology
The Challenges of Creating Music through Audiological Technology, by Decibels and Audiovisability - as part of the Decibels “Creating Music through Technology” project sponsored by Sobell Foundation
Makey Makey – Creating Music Through Technology
Decibels Project - "Makey Makey": Creating Music Through Technology funded by the Sobell Foundation
An exciting new Audiovisability & Decibels project working with Deaf, Autistic and Hearing performers in Barbados, UK and other parts of the World
Sponsored by Arts Council, Unlocked is the name of our ongoing research project evaluating how the ever-expanding range of arts-based technologies can maximize the creativity of Deaf and disabled people and how they are being used by professional Deaf and disabled artists. Once our findings have been logged, we will create an online resource detailing our findings.
Music for Special Children – Interim Report
This is Ruth Montgomery's Interim Report on the Decibels "Music for Special Children" Project, Sponsored by the Berkshire Community Foundation.
Playing Music Together – Short Interim Report
A number of workshops have been ran at a range of locations as part of our Playing Music Together project, Sponsored by the Sobell Foundation. It was felt that the students had come a considerable way in their understanding of cause and effect, the ability to work as part of a team and also their ability to listen to the sounds they were producing.
The Millfield Experience 2015
Millfield Enterprises provide students with an all-round experience. They are proud of their course programmes and aim to have a variety of afternoon academies, clubs, evening activities and excursions available each week. Their main focus is on providing students with high quality English lessons during their stay and all students attending their courses will study 15 hours of English tuition per week.
Deafness… No Barrier to Music?
A literature investigation on the challenges deaf musicians are faced with in society. By Sannah Gulamani (May 2007) University of Wolverhampton, BA Hons. Music
Embodied Music Theory: New Pedagogy for Creative and Aural Development
This article presents a snapshot of pedagogical practice that integrates singing, expressive physical gesture, aural development, music theory and creativity.
Kidz Aloud was a free olympics music workshop for autistic children. This project is now closed.
Sign Along with Music
This project will allow children and young people to get together in the local community, using one fundamental national language of communication and expression; sign language.
Colour Music Pilot Project 2014
This pilot project has started working with young deaf and hearing children so that they express their emotions, thoughts and feelings in understanding music through the use of art.
Circle of Sound
Decibels and Circle of Sound have worked together on a community music project in the areas of Woodley and Wokingham which followed a series of nine sessions, for adults who have learning disabilities
Providing a bridge between sound and silence, this is a special project which uses music with deaf children of mainly Primary School age.
This project is a collaboration with Deafax's present ongoing projects. The aim of this project and subsequent modules was to open up the world of deaf music to deaf children by showing them music through alternative senses.