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Molly Mathieson

Here is the second film we produced during the lockdown 2020. The Wood was directed by film maker Angus Cameron, which was showcased recently at the opening and closing gatherings of the Creative High Inspiration Series  This film was created filmed just as the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions eased back in summer 2020 in Three-Cornered Copse[…]

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We’re very proud to present our latest short film ‘The Tree’ produced by film maker Angus Cameron, which was showcased recently at the opening and closing gatherings of the Creative High Inspiration Series. The Tree features original composition, composed by New Note Orchestra, with some very powerful words written and performed by Craig Neesam The[…]

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It was a rainy morning just after lockdown and, in a first get-together since lockdown restrictions eased, New Note’s musicians met in a woodland in Hove to create a unique composition to accompany an online exhibition of some of Brighton Museum’s best-loved artworks. Inspired by some of the rich images of landscapes that appear in[…]

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Performing A Sense of Place at TEDx NHS Many of us during the restrictions imposed by lockdown have developed a new sense of place – a favourite bench in the nearest park, a meandering country path or a quiet corner of home perhaps. Two years ago, New Note’s musicians composed a beautiful piece of music[…]

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In light of the recent protests sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, New Note recognises the ongoing struggle that many face with regards to discrimination and structural racism. Racist crimes and the devastating impact that COVID-19 is having on the BAME communities across the world need to be recognised and challenged. We[…]

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“At first lockdown was very hard for me, very tricky, I didn’t think I was going to get through it – panic, craziness, four walls, isolation, I didn’t think I was going to cope with it to be honest.” Nine weeks on though and 59-year-old Warner, a bassist with New Note Orchestra, is now composing[…]

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Have a Go Making Music Why New Note Orchestra’s creative process is open to all One question we’re often asked by our audience is ‘how do you write the music?’. The short answer normally describes a collaboration of ideas; each orchestra member contributing musical phrases through improvisation that are eventually shaped by our artistic director[…]

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Start your New Year with a warm heart by going cold turkey for New Note Projects. Pledge your support this January 2020. Whether it’s sugar, shopping, social media or Sauvignon Blanc, by giving something up this January you can help yourself alongside someone struggling with addiction issues in Brighton and Hove. Work as a team[…]

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We received a standing ovation for our performance at The Attenborough Centre, University of Sussex on World Kindness day. Here is what Prof Robin Banerjee had to say about the performance. “The performance of Kind Rebellion at the Attenborough Centre on World Kindness Day was a remarkable one, and I think every single person attending[…]

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Founder Molly Mathieson, Artistic Director Conall Gleeson and founding fathers Dan, Nick and Roger tell Jon Wilde the journey they have been on to create the first recovery orchestra in the world. Read the article here

We are so proud to be identified as an exemplary model of recovery services in the community by the Centre for Social Justice. We were included in their government report ‘Road to Recovery. Addiction in our society – the case for reform’. It features Dan’s personal testimony. See Chapter Eight, page 75. Read the report

The New Note Orchestra played two performances in front of a full house at Brighton Museum on May 4. The event was part of ‘The Musical Museum’, a full day of inspiring sounds designed to “stimulate the body’s natural feel good chemicals and connect us to an improved sense of well being.” Musical director Conall[...]

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