Pure Music Environmental Training Programme
Creating Environmental Awareness Through Music
Pure Music Environmental Training Programme is an initiative of the Pure (Protecting Uplands and Rural Environments) Project and is funded by Pure. Pure Music Environmental Training Programme is a two day environmental/music training programme for teenagers (13 to 18 years old) who are involved in a music class, play a musical instrument, in a band, or sing. Pure Music Environmental Training Programme is for a maximum of 10 students, ideally suited to a secondary school music class. All the school need to provide is the venue for the training programme. All other equipment is supplied by Pure and music facilitators.
On the first day of the training programme students will be provided with a power point presentation on Pure introducing participants to important environmental issues that are related to the Project, e.g., illegal dumping, litter, fly-tipping, recycling, pollution, environment and community. This presentation incorporates a wide range of the Pure multi media visual projects, e.g., short environmental animations, short film on community/environment initiatives, media projects, music projects, photography, etc. Students will then explore and discuss the issues related to Pure forming the foundation for their music track.
On the second day of the training programme, and in collaboration with professional musicians, participants learn about song writing, music composition and music production, culminating in the creation and recording of an original song. The song will also include an accompanying music video documenting the students’ progression during the training programme, e.g., concept development stages, lyric writing, rehearsals, performance, and recording session. All songs and music videos will be made available on www.pureproject.ie. Any school, youth group, or organisation, interested in this training programme should contact Pure directly.
In 2015 The Pure Music Environmental Training Programme traveled to six schools in Wicklow, Dun-Laoghaire Rathdown, and South Dublin where each school recorded an original environmental music track. These schools competed for the prize of one a day professional recording session at the Temple Lane Studios in Dublin where acts such as, Snow Patrol, Kanye West, Rihanna and Morrisey have recorded. The winning song/video was be based on 2 aspects, the group who received the most hits/views, and the judge’s decision. Judges were comprised of, a representative from Pure, The Pure Music Facilitator (Muso – http://www.muso.ie/) and renowned Irish musician, Dave Hingerty, who has played with The Frames, Josh Ritter, The Swell Season, and most recently, Kila. The winning group was, Colaiste Bhride Carnew, with their environmental track, We’re Throwing Their Lives Away, which was announced in July 2015 at the launch of the Pure Multi Media Environmental Awareness Exhibition in The Courthouse Arts Centre Tinahely. The group recorded their track in Temple Lane Studios, Sun Studio, in Temple Bar Dublin on 1st September 2015.