Where are we going?

Aaron Moorehouse has just had an article published in Tempo, titled ‘Where are we going? And what have we done?’, which focuses on the way composers consider the psychosocial impacts of their work. It’s something that often gets ignored, with a focus on the work rather than what it does in the world. Aaron’s research into socially engaged practice has blended his work with young people with making scores in response to the interactions he had with them. It’s a fascinating practice that explores aspects of documentation, authorship and safeguarding, which he outlines in the article.

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