That everyone has the opportunity to explore sound, participate in ‘music-making’ and be creative.
Evolve Music is a community music charity based in Somerset in the UK. The charity was founded by husband and wife Ben and Beth Vleminckx with the aim to provide accessible music-making opportunities for vulnerable and hard to reach communities across the South West.
“Music can be extremely powerful! It brings people together from all backgrounds, allows people to express themselves and have fun!"
Ben Vleminckx (Founder)
We work with a team of experienced and highly trained music leaders who deliver a programme of projects and regular workshops annually.
Drawing from a variety of experiences and expertise our team offers engaging, innovative and versatile approaches to creative music-making.
Central to our work is the belief that everyone has an innate musical ability. We work in a creative style which draws on the ideas and skills of our participants. Instead of being focussed around reading music or perfecting instrumental skills, our workshops give the chance to freely explore sound and how to create music in a collaborative and organic way through improvisation.
All of our workshops are fully inclusive to allow everyone the chance to have a go and express themselves individually, as well as part of a group.
As a organisation we have 3 focus areas:
Within these 3 focus areas we deliver a variety of projects and workshop. See the 'What We Do' section for more information.
"Working with Evolve Music has been inspirational, they bring high quality musicianship to an open studio environment that values everyone's contributions."
Penny Hay, Director of Research 5x5x5=creativity
"It was such an inspirational day which was great fun. It was great to get the opportunity to play the recorder with a different group of musicians."
"It was fun and I learned how to create music with simple objects. Playing the violin was strange at first, but once I got the hang of it, I loved seeing how the violin could be part of a bigger sound."
"Wow! Rated 5/5 for workshop enjoyment. The best bit was getting to join in and explore instruments with my children. Thank you Evolve Music."
"The Evolve Music team brought a unique experience to our school which has benefited the students in ways above and beyond our expectations. The opportunity to create music together, all on an equal basis, has brought both confidence and joy to the students."
Hannah Brown - Crowdys Hil School, Swindon