I’m a conductor, occasional writer and erstwhile academic living in Scotland, and trying to better understand this weird and wonderful classical music business in which I work. Join me as I ask some annoying questions, interview the most fascinating people you’ve probably never heard of, and try to better my own professional practice by learning from the wisdom of others.

A beautiful-looking noise

Posted on June 21st, 2019

I meet with Joanne Roughton-Arnold, co-founder of formidAbility, an opera company putting accessibility at the foundation of the creative process. We discuss the challenges of setting up a creative company with many collaborators and no budget; producing, commissioning and performing new work; and how we can make the most of the intense creativity of performers who have disabilities to enhance our work from the outset. Transcript:

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