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About: ON THE AiR

ON THE AiR is presented by Drake Music and is the culmination of the DM Artist-in-Residence programme for 2020.

The 3 musicians selected for the scheme – Sonia Allori, Gareth Cutter and Elinor Rowlands – have been embedded within the Drake Music team since March, changing the organisation’s practice whilst at the same time developing their own. Each artist has taken risks and tried new creative ideas, all during a global pandemic. Thanks to COVID-19 the experience has been different than planned, yet has still inspired innovative work and created a positive impact within Drake Music.

ON THE AiR is an industry showcase and sharing of the work-in-progress projects which the 3 AiRs have been developing during their final months with Drake Music. We will be taking a deep dive into their practice during our panel discussion and will release podcasts, interviews and unheard materials from the artists during the week.

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How to book your place

These events are all online and invite-only to selected organisations from across the arts and music sectors. If you have received an invitation and would like to RSVP, please head to Eventbrite. If you would like to request an invite please email info@drakemusic.org with your name, job title and organisation so we can add you to our list.


Access has been considered as part of the creative process during the development of these R&D sharing events.

The events will be hosted in Zoom. Each event will be paced accessibly. The sessions will be captioned and have BSL interpretation. They will have a Relaxed format. This means people are welcome to be part of the event in the way that suits them – camera on or off, freedom to leave and come back as you wish, minimal use of the ‘chat’ function. Also, members of the DM team will be available to support attendees with technical and access issues as needed.