About Us

Services we provide

Safe in Sound offers an exploratory concert series for persons living with disability and their families/supporters. We aim to engage families and carers to both supervise and take part in developing new methods of stimulation, entertainment and communication.

We believe our music can stimulate joy and encourage mindfulness for the listener, and contribute to a well-balanced life through engaging with art.


About the concert

We focus on creating music that explores sound to stimulate the listener. Drawing on our experience in sound art and improvisation, we encourage focused listening and enjoyment for people with disabilities, family and carers.

Sound art can include sound effects, sounds from toys, as well as a huge vocabulary of sounds from their musical instruments which, through the development of new techniques and skills they produce by manipulating their instruments in both traditional and unconventional ways.

Improvisation is an approach to music where the musicians make sounds in a free-form manner to create an immediate (“in the moment”) musical composition. It combines performance with communication of emotions and instrumental technique as well as spontaneous response to other musicians (and in this case response to the audience’s reactions).


Family and Supporter Training

We will dedicate a section of the performance to educating the family and carers in the improvising with sound art, sharing our skills so that you can carry on performing and playing sounds with your loved one with a disability in the future. We aim to offer an alternative to listening to the radio or television, and believe we can offer more than just passive listening – a real-time, personal interaction and communication with sound.

Sound art has many different approaches and outcomes as compared with more conventional music genres. As such, it is more spontaneous, playful, and inclusive. Anyone can play this music, regardless of physical and intellectual ability, experience, training, age, etc. We will share the basic principles with you, and some of our personal techniques we as experienced musicians have developed. You will be supported and encouraged to go at your own pace.


Commitment to Safety

Depending on the family needs, each performance typically last for 1-3 hours to allow for feeding, rest time or other medical needs. We have developed a safe and fun approach to performing in the comfort of your home, ensuring the disabled person is comfortable, settled, and has access to usual care. Each performer is skilled and familiar with your family’s needs.

If at any time the person with disability or their family or carers require the music to stop, we will cease immediately. We are very open to feedback and encourage families and carers to let us know what worked for them, areas for further development, and any general thoughts, questions or suggestions in our scheduled debrief sessions after each performance.

We are aware that life support systems are a concern, so we have taken measures to ensure all the equipment/instruments we use are acoustic, free from any chance of causing electrical interference.

Musicians at Safe in Sound have current Working With Children Checks, and will place the utmost focus and care on ensuring that through clear communication all audiences are comfortable, informed and happy throughout the entire process.


Partners & Supporters

About Us

Services we provide

Safe in Sound offers an exploratory concert series for persons living with disability and

their families/supporters. We aim to engage families and carers to both supervise and take part in developing new methods of stimulation, entertainment and communication.

We believe our music can stimulate joy and encourage mindfulness for the listener, and

contribute to a well-balanced life through engaging with art.


About the concert

We focus on creating music that explores sound to stimulate the listener. Drawing on our experience in sound art and improvisation, we encourage focused listening and enjoyment for people with disabilities, family and carers.

Sound art can include sound effects, sounds from toys, as well as a huge vocabulary of sounds from their musical instruments which, through the development of new techniques and skills they produce by manipulating their instruments in both traditional and unconventional ways.

Improvisation is an approach to music where the musicians make sounds in a free-form manner to create an immediate (“in the moment”) musical composition. It combines performance with communication of emotions and instrumental technique as well as spontaneous response to other musicians (and in this case response to the audience’s reactions).


Family and Supporter Training

We will dedicate a section of the performance to educating the family and carers in the improvising with sound art, sharing our skills so that you can carry on performing and playing sounds with your loved one with a disability in the future. We aim to offer an alternative to listening to the radio or television, and believe we can offer more than just passive listening – a real-time, personal interaction and communication with sound.

Sound art has many different approaches and outcomes as compared with more conventional music genres. As such, it is more spontaneous, playful, and inclusive. Anyone can play this music, regardless of physical and intellectual ability, experience, training, age, etc. We will share the basic principles with you, and some of our personal techniques we as experienced musicians have developed. You will be supported and encouraged to go at your own pace.


Commitment to Safety

Depending on the family needs, each performance typically last for 1-3 hours to allow for feeding, rest time or other medical needs. We have developed a safe and fun approach to performing in the comfort of your home, ensuring the disabled person is comfortable, settled, and has access to usual care. Each performer is skilled and familiar with your family’s needs.

If at any time the person with disability or their family or carers require the music to stop, we will cease immediately. We are very open to feedback and encourage families and carers to let us know what worked for them, areas for further development, and any general thoughts, questions or suggestions in our scheduled debrief sessions after each performance.

We are aware that life support systems are a concern, so we have taken measures to ensure all the equipment/instruments we use are acoustic, free from any chance of causing electrical interference.

Musicians at Safe in Sound have current Working With Children Checks, and will place the utmost focus and care on ensuring that through clear communication all audiences are comfortable, informed and happy throughout the entire process.


Partners & Supporters