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Lloyd Coleman is a composer, conductor and clarinettist, who recently graduated from the Royal Academy of Music. He's been a member of the British Paraorchestra since it was formed in 2012, and is now writing a major new piece for them. You can follow his progress here on this video blog.

Lloyd talks to members of UCAN Productions about a new app for visually impaired people and tries out some ideas for his emerging composition

22 August 2014


photo of young disabled composer Lloyd Coleman

Welcome back! In the second installment of my video blog, I play some of my initial ideas for the Paraorchestra piece, and meet Mared Jarman and Megan John from UCAN Productions, who are developing an app to assist visually impaired people move around performing arts venues. Take a look, and let me know what you think in the comments section below. I'm intrigued to hear your thoughts on the app in particular. [Please click on this link for a further in-depth conversation with Mared and...

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Introduction to the Sound of Disability

3 July 2014


photo of Lloyd Coleman sitting at a grand piano

Welcome all, to my brand new blog on Disability Arts Online. Over the next few months, I will be working on a very exciting new commission for the British Paraorchestra and a major UK symphony orchestra.  You can read Trish Wheatley's reflections on the Paraorchestra's first ever gig two years ago here, and watch a Channel 4 documentary about the orchestra here As well as charting the progress of the project, the video blogs will raise issues and debates...

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