Genelec announced that it has assisted charity The Music Works in launching its latest initiative, a mobile recording studio called the Music Bus, essentially a “modern studio on wheels” designed to take the power of music-making to new communities throughout Gloucestershire, UK, providing the public with the opportunity to collaborate and learn how to play instruments and write songs together, as well as offering music production and recording skills.
Specifically, the charity believes that the Music Bus can ultimately reduce anti-social behavior incidents in the area by giving young people positive opportunities to take part and a chance to make the music they love. “From having young people piling on to the bus, creating a beat and writing lyrics to seeing the excitement from them, it all just confirms this is going to be a great opportunity for young people to be creative in so many ways. One young person said they ‘couldn’t believe how good the bus sounds!’” says Mikel Medley, youth support manager at The Music Works after a pilot session with the Music Bus at the Opportunity Fair, Gloucester Academy School.
Genelec monitors are already a key part of The Music Works facility in Gloucester and now the new Music Bus has incorporated the company’s “The Ones” models. “We have a long history of supporting organizations that are dedicated to educating and nurturing the next generation of music makers,” states Andy Bensley, Genelec UK business development manager. “The Music Works commitment to empower, unite and inspire young people through music is astonishing. We are thrilled to be part of the next chapter that will see their valuable work reaching the wider community.”
The Music Works engages more than 3,000 young people a year, in schools and community rehearsal spaces in Gloucester, Stroud, and the Forest of Dean, not only helping young people get started in music, but also supporting emerging artists and running festivals and events.