Frequencies came to SageGateshead as part of the Juice Festival. The event was free to attend and offered emerging musicians the chance to perform, work with professional artists, meet industry experts, and attend workshops. The afternoon of activity for young musicians was followed by an evening showcase of new music.
Presented by Music for Youth, Frequencies describe themselves as ideal for anyone wanting to get their music heard, try new things and meet other musicians. Music for Youth aim to programme a wide range of music. So whether it was someone’s first live performance or they gig regularly, anyone was more than welcome to take a look at what was on offer!
The day started with a digital music workshop, followed by a performance workshop and then the evening’s gig which was host to a music stalls of local companies and ways to get involved with music for young people.
Unfortunately, I only had the pleasure of attending the digital music workshop, as a singer and musician myself with little digital music experience I thought it would be interesting to turn up and see what was on offer. The workshop lasted an hour, with many having little to no experience in the area prior to turning up, reflecting the ethos of Music for Youth in welcoming all backgrounds to such opportunities.
Each of the attendees were offered a chance to have a go at creating their own samples of music or try their hand at DJ-ing. I spoke to Katie Ross and Bronwyn Riani after the event, who exclaimed this event was “The perfect chance to jump into music” and they had no expectations before hand, but “Really enjoyed this opportunity to keep in mind of things to come in the future.”
Find out more about Music for Youth on their website.
Images by Andy Thompson (Team Juice), taken during the Frequencies evening showcase.