Collaboration between the Coolabi Group and Nordoff Robbins uses popular preschool brand to help children and their families connect through music.
Coolabi Group and Nordoff Robbins have announced an exclusive partnership to produce a new interactive series of musical videos themed around BAFTA winning stop-motion animation preschool brand, Clangers. On Stage at Home with Clangers and Nordoff Robbins features songs and music created to help preschoolers and their families connect through music, performing songs using homemade instruments, movement, body percussion and voice. The first two videos in the series will launch online on Tuesday, April 28.
Nordoff Robbins is the largest independent music therapy charity in the UK, dedicated to enriching the lives of people affected by life limiting illness, isolation, or disability. Their expert music therapists help children with autism to speak for the first time, people with dementia to reconnect with family members and give those living with mental health problems moments of genuine calm and peace.
Clangers has music and community at its heart, making it the perfect fit to help Nordoff Robbins champion music to help families everywhere stay as connected as possible. The Clangers planet is filled with music and dancing; growing on the planet are music trees and singing flowers; they often row out on music boats to go fishing or visit the iron chicken. They find and discover new uses for unusual objects and provide tips to families on how to create musical instruments and sounds from objects found in their homes, from sieves, to spices, wooden spoons, pots and pans and everything else in between.
“Let’s Go Finding Sounds,” encourages children to use whatever they have around them to make music, exploring items imaginatively and to listen to all sounds as music.
“Music Machine,” uses different body parts to engage with rhythm and sounds, encouraging coordination development as well as learning how to keep a beat.
“Clangers and Nordoff Robbins have such wonderful synergy, we felt this was the perfect partnership to create a positive and community focused initiative for Clangers fans old and new,” commented Coolabi chief executive, Jeremy Banks. “We hope On Stage at Home with Clangers will bring some joy to families across the UK, at a time when being creative together and staying connected are more important than ever.”
“We believe in music and the benefits it can bring, from supporting children’s development and coordination to helping people’s mental well-being in times of social isolation, which is why our partnership with Clangers has come at such an important moment,” added Nordoff Robbins, CEO of music, Sandra Schembir.
“As families are finding themselves spending a lot of time at home, making music and the benefits it brings are essential to staying healthy and connected,” continued Schembir. “We want On Stage at Home to encourage children of all abilities to make music and to think about the different types of sounds they can make, learn about the timing of their movements and how their bodies themselves are musical. Music brings us closer together. It can be made and enjoyed by anyone, and at times like this, the benefits that music brings are more important than ever.”
On Stage at Home with Clangers, features songs created and performed by Louise Gregg, a Nordoff Robbins music therapist. It is produced in partnership by Coolabi Group and Nordoff Robbins. The videos were created and edited by a team of people at home across the UK, including co-director of Clangers, Chris Tichborne, using footage originally animated at Factory in Altrincham, and Instruct Studio in Manchester.
On Stage at Home with Clangers will launch on Tuesday April 28 and be available for viewing here.
Source: Coolabi Group