Grassroots charity promoting the right for people with learning disabilities to have a choice about how they live their lives

Press Release: An evening with Alan Courtis

20
Feb
2019

Experimental musician shares experiences of making music with people with learning disabilities

Date: Wednesday, 27 February 2019 from 19:30-21:30
Venue: Dorset Gardens Methodist Church, Brighton BN21RL

Brighton-based charity Stay Up Late who run the successful Gig Buddies project will be hosting a special evening with renowned experimental musician Alan Courtis. The Argentinian musician is well-known for his work with the band Reynols. Presenting an evening which will be part lecture, part film screening, Alan will share his experiences of decades of making music with people with learning disabilities around the world.

Stay Up Late Director, Paul Richards, says: “This is a real treat for us. Alan’s musical collaborations read like a who’s who of experimental musicians. Like us, he shares our passion for breaking down the barriers that prevent people with learning disabilities participating in music, whether as gig-goers or performers. This is going to be a fascinating and inspirational evening.”

Tickets are free via Eventbrite but people are asked to make a small donation. Book tickets here

Notes for Editors:

Alan Courtis was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1972. He studied classical guitar, piano, theory and composition. He holds a degree in Communication Science from the University of Buenos Aires, where he currently runs an annual music workshop. He played electric guitar in diverse bands and in 1993 he co-founded the group Reynols. With this group he has released more than one hundred albums. There is also a box set retrospective of Reynols being released soon, featured in the latest Wire Magazine.

Stay Up Late is a registered charity committed to promoting the rights of people with learning disabilities to live the lifestyle of their choosing.

More information: 01273 600 438