Music@Malling launch The Scratch Orchestra

Monday 15 August 2022

Music@Malling are delighted to launch The Scratch Orchestra which brings young musicians and their families together to compose, create and recreate music in the wonderful setting of Malling Abbey.  Led by internationally renowned animateur  Jason Rowland, the ensemble will meet 6 times a year and will bring the community together through creative activities working alongside top professional musicians. Details of dates and registration are available on our website and social media.

The Music@Malling Scratch Orchestra has been inspired by the work of Howard Skempton – featured in Music@Malling 2022 – who established The Scratch Orchestra in the 1960’s in London with composers Cornelius Cardew and Michael Parsons. We are grateful to The Garfield Weston Foundation; Kent Community Foundation; Arts Council England; Whitehead Monckton and Kent County Council for supporting this important outreach project which is FREE for participants.