For the last nine years, young people across Kent have been coming together to take part in our epic Orchestra ONE projects. The music created during these courses never fails to impress and inspire us here at Kent Music.
Back in April, our brilliant sound engineer, Tom Wood, had the great idea of creating a ‘Greatest Hits’ album, celebrating and showcasing some of the original music created by our participants. Tom delved into the O1 archives and picked out the best bits from our projects over the last couple of years. He remastered these and created an album playlist of “Orchestra ONE – Greatest Hits” tracks.
We invited all of our past participants from the last twenty-four O1 projects to submit their original artwork for the cover of the album, as well as their top memories and best bits from their time at O1.
All of the entries we received were superb, each capturing different aspects of the project. It was very difficult to pick a winner but, after much deliberation, the top prize went to Aramide Oyegoke! Aramide’s artwork showcased some of the main themes and ideas that have been explored in recent projects, as well as a number of the instruments that are regularly featured. Aramide also shared her experiences as a long-time participant of the project.