Steve Bennett & Mervyn Hill met as architects working together in a Design Office in Preston in the early 1990’s and soon realised that we shared a passion for making some hybrid form of electronic based music and have been making music together ever since.
I’m a composer and sound designer for theatre, dance and visual media based in Manchester. I work with award winning theatre directors and compose music for media, where my music has been used in 1000s of productions worldwide. I actually graduated from the music production course at Uclan in 2012, and heard about GSM when I was living in Lancaster.
Rhys Sumner, working under the pseudonym Saint Diskette, is a 21-year-old composer and music producer currently based in Wigan, collaborating with artists across North West England. Rhys specialises in electronic music, namely the genres hip-hop, trap and drum and bass, and he recently graduated from a three-year music production course at UCLan in Preston. Notable […]
Jack Davenport and Olie Halstead use the ‘Unique Sounds Of Uganda’ sample pack, we have created a dance track based around the Akogo and Adungu. Using Global Sound Movement‘s ‘Unique Sounds Of Uganda’ sample pack, Jack and Oliver have created a dance track based around the Akogo and Adungu. The Akogo is a an African thumb piano and […]
The Ndere Centre is known as the Home of Cultures and has ‘cultural nites’ throughout the week, which made it the right place to close the week. Bringing the week to a close, it seemed appropriate to spend our last night enjoying the traditional music and dance of Uganda. The Ndere Centre is known as […]
In 2009 Brass for Africa placed brass instruments into the home and helped initiate a music program for the children. The charity funds twice-weekly brass band lessons uniting everyone through the sound of music. Towards the end of the week we were offered the chance to visit a different charity – Brass for Africa, which […]
The Bethlehem Orphanage is the sister home of the Good Shepherd,they care for over 300 homeless people, orphans and street kids and are run by the Missionaries of the Poor. The Bethlehem Orphanage is the sister home of the Good Shepherd, which we visited earlier on in the day. Between the two homes, they care […]
As Uganda is a religiously diverse nation, with Christianity and Islam being the most widely professed. It seemed appropriate to participate in something that is so wide spread throughout the country. To bring us to the end of the week, we chose to spend the last day engrossed Ugandan music and culture. To start it […]
There is a strong city atmosphere to Kampala, which makes a change from what we have experienced the other days of the week. Kampala is built around seven hills not far from the shores of Lake Victoria and is the capital of Uganda. Although it is built up of many buildings and roads, there is […]
The Namuwongo slum is the poorest and the second largest slum area in Kampala and is known to have at least 15,000 residents, some estimate that it can be as high as 30,000 at times. The second part of the GSM team was made up of four of us, which we were taken to see […]