The Bleep music festival in Penrith is meant to entertain all ages

A unique music festival is planned to entertain audiences of all ages.

Called Bleep Music Festival, it is an electronic music festival that incorporates audience participation and same-day music creation.

It is organized and organized by Blue Jam Arts, an arts organization in Penrith, led by founder and director Jilly Jarman.

BlueJam is an innovative community music and arts organization based in Penrith.

They run a comprehensive program of inclusive creative workshops, training and professional and community performance activities and events – ranging from 121 music lessons, a children’s orchestra and youth jazz ensembles to the formation of adult jazz, school-wide singing projects and live-streamed concerts. .

There are several events throughout the festival, which will take place at the Penrith Playhouse on February 26.

From 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., the sound painting workshop for singers takes place.

Jilly said of this event, while explaining what sound painting is, “It’s basically a whole series of gestures that the conductor does, which means you create certain sounds.

“It’s really creative, and at the same time some of our electronic musicians will sample the backing vocals and create sounds from that.

“You just need to use your voice, you don’t need to know how to read music, and you’ll just be immersed in this sound bath open to everyone, it’s very family-friendly.”

The next workshop that runs from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. is the Instant Film Soundtrack Workshop.

Jilly explained: “The afternoon workshop is for anyone who wants to play an instrument.

“The workshop consists of creating a soundtrack for a film, a bit like sound painting.

“Josh Jackson, who leads B Jamba – Blue Jam’s community samba band, and I will be leading the musicians, like giving the drummers a beat, and I’ll be leading the other instruments to create a riff or melody.

“It will be an instant performance, which we have done before, so we know it works.”

There will also be live performances of three acts: Werkha; Late Girl and; Jemma Freese.

For more information, visit their website at https://bluejamarts.org/bleep-music-festival/, or visit their Facebook page.

For tickets, visit bit.ly/bleepmusicfestival.

Gerald R. Schneider