Hi. My name is Luke Crookes. I am a creative music and cross-arts workshop leader, facilitator and bassoonist. I work for cultural, educational and community organisations, healthcare and businesses. Here are some of the organisations I have worked for:
BBC. BARBICAN. PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA. THE PRINCES TRUST. THE NATIONAL GALLERY. GROWING OLD DISGRACEFULLY. THE SCOTTISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA. OPERA NORTH. THE BRITISH MUSEUM. THE ROYAL LONDON HOSPITAL. GUILDHALL SCHOOL OF MUSIC & DRAMA. BT. LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. BARINGA PARTNERS. INTERCRUISES. WIGMORE HALL. THE WALLACE COLLECTION. MUSEUM OF LONDON
I design projects that use imagination, sound, music, creativity and the arts to enable participants to discover, explore, develop and express their sound and ideas through workshops and performance. There is a contact box below if you want to get in touch.
Cross-arts pixel animation & music. July 2018
“Thank you all for a wonderful project and experience” Class Teacher
Local history & valuing community
“Thank you so much for all the fantastic work you put into the project. It was a pleasure to work on this with you.”
“The mystery of interpretation of OWCH’s journey became a joyous recollection which was a quite different way of owning the feelings in which we normally express ourselves.” Participant.
Musicianship – creativity – performance
Nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award 2015
“Your musicality, professionalism, collaboration, communication, team work & dedication is such a joy & pleasure to work with.” Project Manager.
Art in the park & exploring presence
“Thank you for last night. I really enjoyed it and found it very compelling……. a visual treat. Loved the bassoonist…..live music just adds that extra magic!! I left feeling very uplifted!!” Audience member Pauline Gibson.
“it was absolutely magical – to see how the painting became alive through the careful selection of detail and then interpreted through music, singing and movement and back to painting – all of it was wonderful ! I met one of the pupils yesterday and she was talking to me about “the baby” ( signing actually). the speech therapist that she was with said the class team said it was the best trip they’d been on.”
“Thank you so much for this morning. It was absolutely brilliant and all of the teachers and people involved in the project said how amazing it was” Project Manager
Scottish heritage & poetry
“A very inspiring project that led to real creative freedom and an end result that was entirely the students.”
Teacher, Candlebird Creative Composition Workshop, 2015.
Greek folk songs and classical music
Bassoon concerto with the Cyprus State Chamber Orchestra.
BUSINESS & TEAMWORK
Perfomance and collaboration
“Totally and completely exceeded my wildest expectations!” “As a whole company we achieved something which felt pretty incredible!” Particpant. Baringa staff.
UNDER 5s & PAINTINGS
“I really liked the use of the body as a paint brush, it worked very well because they could more clearly understand how it was relating to music” Project Manger.
“Dan, Caitlin and Paul were singing the song all the way home and today we listened to the opera! It was so amazing and transported us all to the land of imagination and collaboration you made!” Parent.
LEARNING & CREATIVITY
“Wow! Brilliant as always! Thank you so much for delivering such amazing workshops!” Project Manager August 2017