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Good Vibrations presents

Resonate, Wipe the Slate

Until Friday 28 April 2017
Mezzanine Gallery

In a nutshell

The beautiful gamelan music, created by men and women in prisons, is accompanied by their powerful spoken word compositions.

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Good Vibrations is a charity whose communal music-making projects enable some of the most marginalised people in the UK to: develop social skills, crucial for life, work and positive citizenship; become more positively engaged in education and constructive activity; improve their well-being and see themselves with positive identities and positive futures; and become inspired to find a fulfilling place for themselves in society.

Good Vibrations use the unique music of the gamelan - an Indonesian percussion orchestra.  With this audio exhibition, you can listen to the music created by men and women who have taken part in Good Vibrations' courses.  The gamelan music is accompanied by their powerful spoken word compositions, which hopefully will give an insight into the journeys and dreams of prisoners.

These recordings show the transformative power of art and music.  We hope you find them uplifting, inclusive and inspiring.

What to Expect

Be mesmerised by the sonorous gong chimes, metallophones and drums of the gamelan orchestra.  This is an individual listening booth experience, in a tranquil space. This beautiful music has been created by men and women in prisons across the UK who have taken part in Good Vibrations courses.

You can also read about the work that Good Vibrations does in secure settings and in the community. 

We would love to hear your comments about how you feel when you hear the music and spoken word compositions.  

Who's Involved

John Pawson, Kieran Plunket, Laurence Rugg, Mags Smith, Nikki Kemp, Rob Campion and more.

What people are saying

'I think it’s a fascinating and worthwhile project' Good Vibrations patron, comedian Bill Bailey

'I really enjoyed taking part [in Good Vibrations], it gives a sense of freedom. I feel happier and more positive about myself.' A participant

'When people are in prison they’re quite stressed and in survival mode.  This music, these particular sounds, take you out of that into a kind of human space.'  A participant

Why does Rich Mix matter?

'Rich Mix reaches out to a wide audience across the community.  It is important that we can showcase some of the ground-breaking compositions made by people in prisons, to an audience who won't have heard of this fusion of genres before.'

Find out more



Twitter: @SGVibrations

Things you should know

Suitable for ages 16+

This event is wheelchair accessible.

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