Oxford Contemporary Music is a unique producer and charity based in Oxford that brings music, artists and audiences together in ways that encourage and create memorable and meaningful experiences for all.
OCM works to develop and present high quality, innovative new music and live events that engage local and national audiences. This includes concerts, new commissions, projects and education.
Recent projects include Audiograft’s Pay What You Decide (PWYD) festival of new experimental music and sound art.
They support artists with professional and creative development whist forging partnerships that cross conventional boundaries within music.
OCM runs delivers an inclusive and diverse learning programme of music education projects that open up the possibilities of informal music making for children. They work alongside musicians, local council, schools and colleges as well as youth services and arts organisations in the area to deliver these projects.
In 2017 OCM is piloting a programme of activity with Max Reinhardt for schools, called Playing the Curriculum. Based on the Norwegian model of teaching music in schools it will take the form of weekly sessions in which the whole class plays and improvises together with the aim of empowering the musicality of all children and teachers.
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