Musiklusion – Digital Partizipation by Lebenshilfe Tuttlingen e.V.

The Musiklusion project by Lebenshilfe Tuttlingen empowers people with physical and mental disabilities to play musical instruments through technological enhancements. Together with external artists, the project participants create inclusive and collaborative music videos digitally and continue their creative work even under pandemic restrictions.

“A topic with high innovative strength and complexity. It demonstrates that objects, such as musical instruments, which we handle as a matter of course, are not made for everyone. The endeavor to make musical instruments playable for everyone using new technologies, thus enabling quality of life and social participation, is definitely worthy of an award”, says the jury.
© Andreas Brand
© Andreas Brand
December 10, 2020

3 questions to… Andreas Brand, Musiklusion Tuttlingen

Describe your project idea in 140 characters.

The project Musiklusion gives people with disabilities barrier-free access to active music-making by utilizing digital media.

What will you use the funding of 20,000 euros for?

We will use the funding to design and publish inclusive music videos in digital cooperation with musicians outside of Lebenshilfe. This way, we can empower people with disabilities to participate in the digital space in a pandemic-compliant manner and to achieve a form of self-efficacy.

I hope that in Germany...
especially in times of a pandemic, we will observe an expansion of community – albeit digitally – and understand this as a lasting task for our society. Musiklusion is a participatory project and I warmly invite all those involved in the cultural sector to make music with us. I am looking forward to it!
© Andreas Brand
© Andreas Brand