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Soundtrack & Video for Secret City’s latest project Roots and Seeds

December 5, 2012 – 11:50 |

Have had the pleasure of working with pioneering community arts organisation Secret City Arts recently. This time it was for their Roots & Seeds project which explored the themes of putting down roots, being uprooted & seeking asylum with a wide range of participants from Tame Valley primary school.

Audio Soundtrack for Secret City Markets Project

May 20, 2012 – 16:14 |

I’ve had a fair bit of audio editing and soundtrack for community projects work over the last 12 months but havent been posting much of it. This recent one for Secret City arts was one where i learnt a lot about the history of our markets so thought it’d be a good one to share.

More Dj Workshops at Corby Cube

May 14, 2012 – 16:05 |


Very much looking forward to returning the Corby Cube in Corby to host a few more drop in Dj Workshops. Always get so much out of them in both the teaching and for my own …

Reckorder & Dramask – Lisa and Chewing Gum – April 2012

April 10, 2012 – 17:38 |


This project was mainly editing the audio recordings from a series of Dramask primary school workshops and adding some brian eno to add some ambience. Particpants in the workshops also created puppets and story board …

Reckorder & Dramask – Paganel Primary School Local Heroes Project

January 20, 2012 – 17:15 |

Dramask ran a series of workshops which explored various qualities of a hero with a range of primary school participants and i was bought in to create 3 final audio pieces for their end performance.

The various audio accounts were recorded by Dramask in the workshops and then i edited them and arranged with some suitable music for their final performance…

Dj Workshop at The Corby Cube 1st Birthday

November 7, 2011 – 19:22 |

The Core at the Corby Cube celebrated its 1st birthday this weekend, with a huge event which bought together many of the contributers and artforms that have made up this last 12 months. It was a great event and i was on board delivering the dj & scratch drop in workshop which left me very inspired.

Dj Workshop in Museum at Lyric Lounge Oakham

October 16, 2011 – 17:10 |

Back from another very inspiring weekend hosting a Dj workshop for the lovely people at Lyric Lounge alongside my trusty compadre Tony from Blend Visuals.

This time the event was was held in a museum in a very picturesque part of the East Midlands….

Fire in the Bingo Hall & Dj Workshop on a bus

September 19, 2011 – 15:44 |

Back from another great weekend this time featuring two rather unusual happenings.

Hosting a drop in Dj & Vj Workshop at the Lyric Lounge Event at Corby Cube

September 6, 2011 – 14:46 |

Just returned from a great weekend starting with an impromtu 11 hour dj gig / workshop with one half of Blend Av at the inspiring Northamptonshire based arts centre – The Corby Cube…

Music & Drama Workshop at Kings Heath Playcare Summer Playscheme

August 10, 2011 – 12:58 |

Following last years successful playscheme we (Dramask‘s drama workshops & my Reckorder music technology workshops) were asked back to do another one this year, this time focusing not on space but on the seaside.

Similar to last year, Dramask ran the drama and i ran the music side, working alongside the excellent staff at Kings Heath Playcare.

Reckorder & Secret City Arts – Walls & Water – 2011

July 23, 2011 – 15:51 |


An audio soundtrack created for Secret City Arts 1st project which was exploring the canals around Brindley Place in Birmingham.

This from the secret city website : “On a wintry weekend in February 2011, Secret City …

Reckorder & Dramask – Shakespeare Goes Forth Rookery Production – July 2011

July 18, 2011 – 15:36 |


A short extract to be performed at this years end of year performance Rookery School. The performance is a big collaboration of all students with Dramask and the teachers, and i was bought in to …

Reckorder & Dramask – Buster Saves the Days – Special Needs Story telling Project – July 2011

July 3, 2011 – 15:05 |


A story created by a group of special needs participants at a recent Dramask confidence building workshop at Brooke School.

Heres a paragraph of info from Dramask about their workshop :
“From September 2010 to July 2011 …

Reckorder & Dramask – Celebrating Sanctuary 2011 – Workshop Sessions Soundtrack Excerpts

June 21, 2011 – 14:46 |


Dramask ran 3 awareness raising workshops with 3 schools as part of this years Celebrating Sanctuary Birmingham and i was bought in to edit the spoken recordings and add music in order for the work to …

Kings Heath Summer Playscheme : Space Project – Aug 2010

August 20, 2010 – 14:29 |


We recently finished a fantastic week’s residency at the annual summer playscheme at Kings Heath Playcare Network. We being my favourite Drama specialist Pyn Stockman from Dramask hosting her inspiring Drama Workshops and …

Special Needs Soundtrack / Film making Project : Naseby Centre – 2009 / 2010

July 10, 2010 – 14:34 |


A film made by the inclusion connect special needs group via a series of drama and music workshops run by Pyn Stockman (Dramask) & myself Marc Reck (Reckorder).
The sessions were filmed by Jack Brabant (Llewellyn …

A Macbeth Murder Mystery – Rookery Primary School Year 6 Event – July 2010

July 5, 2010 – 15:12 |


Under the direction and creative facilitation of Pyn Stockman (Dramask) – Year 6 pupils and students created an ambitious end of year event that took place around the school building and grounds.
I was asked to …

Beatlemania – Parkgate Primary School Coventry– May 2010

May 3, 2010 – 15:08 |


Written and performed by year 6 pupils working with creative director and drama specialist Pyn Stockman. I was brought in to edit the audio recordings created by the cast source, and source samples and …

Jazz Project – Hagley Catholic School and Our Lady of St Kennelm – Feb 2010

February 5, 2010 – 14:57 |


This jazz project was used to introduce Jazz to primary school kids.  In the Dramask workshops, responses to a jazz piece were recorded from all of the participants.
I was bought into to edit the recordings …

In The Garden – Foundation Children – Little Heath Primary School – Dramatic Storytelling Residency – Warwick Arts Centre – Feb 2010

February 5, 2010 – 14:41 |


Inspired by outdoor creative play and the arrival of a tortoise puppet children took an imaginative journey to the top of a beanstalk and this is what they found … Through the use of the …

The Continuing Adventures of Penguin Small Year 1 pupils – Little Heath Primary School – Jan 2010

January 5, 2010 – 14:54 |


Dramatic storytelling residency at Little Heath Primary School (Warwick Arts Centre Education Department) in association with Pyn Stockman Dramask
Designed to improve speaking and listening skills and provide a stimulus to creative writing. Children worked with …

Inclusion Connect Project – Session #1 – November 2009

November 10, 2009 – 18:10 |


Yesterday was our first day on the film with a great  group on the Inclusion Connect special needs Project in Washwood Heath, and for me it was my first full workshop as a newly self …

Soundtrack for Dramask WW2 project w/ young and old – Aug 2009

August 20, 2009 – 14:52 |


A reedit of reminiscence accounts from people in the world war 2 first used in 2005 by Dramask as part of Home Front Recall Project. With added recordings of childrens imagined experiences of world war …

Dramask & Mr Elephant @ BBC Water Festival

June 7, 2009 – 19:34 |

Its was a very wet sunday, but despite the torrential rain, the festival was great to be part of. Dramask had been asked to host a tent at the annual Water for Life Festival run by the environment agency, and i was asked to provide a suitable audio backdrop to the mask making activities (i thought i’d take our mr elephant banner with us what with it being the bbc)…

Programme of Workshops & Music for the Mr Elephant 2nd Birthday

May 15, 2009 – 18:41 |

For anyone who is interested in trying out the free mr elephant workshops on saturday here’s the programme.

All workshops are FREE, and are aim to give you a taster of various creative artforms in a grassroots stylee.

Some are drop in, Some are tasters, and some will enable suitable participants to perform on the night.

If you want to try out any of the workshops, booking will be on a 1st come 1st served basis from 2pm as from the drop in workshops.