Finding Rhythms’ aim is to create a more engaged, employable generation of prisoners… through music. We run intensive, 36-hour music projects in prisons led by some of the UK's top touring artists, each of which result in a professionally produced album of new music. We show that the skills used in the context of writing, producing and delivering a project such as this are transferrable to many areas of work and life. To prove this, our graduates earn the BTEC certificate ‘Supporting Employability and Personal Effectiveness’.
Through the medium of improvisation and original composition we hope to bring about positive change in people’s approach to life and their surroundings. We also aim to channel the power that music has to communicate and process sometimes difficult emotions; using it as a non-confrontational medium to encourage participants to (re)engage with their surroundings and situation in life.read more