Bassoonist & creative music & cross-arts workshop leader

Hi. My name is Luke Crookes. I am a bassoonist and creative music and cross-arts workshop leader.  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

 

“it’s the depth of thinking that goes into a moment, of true student centred learning, that can then appear to be so easy when it is facilitated so well (by you).”

Collaborative workshop artist

 

 

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SCHOOLS & SCULPTURES

Year 5 October 2018 

 

“The morning was amazing and the children’s performance was incredible! Thank you so much for all of your hard work on the project”  Sophie Draper project manager. Open City.

DANCE & GALLERIES

Adhoc at Manchester Art Gallery. November 2018

 

“Not only is your sensitivity to the dance amazing but the fact that you seem to produce it in such a short time” Liz Patrick, participant.

SPECIAL NEEDS & GALLERIES

The National Gallery. October 2018

“Thank you so much for all your work this year; it’s been amazing to see how our groups have responded” Project manager. The National Gallery.

SCHOOLS & ANIMATION

Open City. July 2018

“Thank you all for a wonderful project and experience” Class Teacher

 

HERITAGE SITE & SPECIAL SCHOOLS

 

The Charterhouse. 2018

Thanks to all for a truly remarkable project. Project Manager. The Charterhouse.

 

 

 

 

COMMUNITY

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.”

COMMUNITY COHOUSING

Transitions & new beginnings

 

“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.

 

ORCHESTRAS

Musicianshipcreativityperformance

 

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.

COMMUNITY DANCE

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.

SPECIAL SCHOOLS

Art and music

 

 “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.”

 

SCULPTURES

Year 5s create sounds for their sculptures in 30 minutes

 “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

ORCHESTRAS

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.

BASSOON

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

Impressionsim & reality

“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.

FAMILIES

Myth & imagination

“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

Learning about film soundtracks

“Wow! Brilliant as always! Thank you so much for delivering such amazing workshops!” Project Manager August 2017

 

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