Future Sound 6ix connects local youth with music

Saraphina Knights receives song writing advice from Greg Dawson of Keys N Krates during one of the Faculty of Music's Future Sound 6ix workshops (photo by Polina Teif)
12 December 2022

‘Anything is possible’: Future Sound 6ix music workshops draw youth from across Toronto

On a recent Saturday morning in an electronic music studio at the University of Toronto, a group of young people listened intently as Adrian Berry hit the “play” button.

Bass, drums and marimba filled the room.

After a short discussion, Berry walked the group through five strategies for intuitive song writing and offered a pro tip: Trust your gut and find your inspiration – something that gives you joy or makes you emotional.

The insights resonated with Saraphina Knights.

“You can say the weirdest thing and that can turn into some of the most beautiful music you’ve ever heard,” said Knights, one of the workshop’s participants. “I think I can use that in my own song writing practice.”

Read the U of T News article by Mariam Matti


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