Musicians on the spectrum release album
‘Club Weld’ is a music studio program, for people on the autism spectrum, supported by Autism Spectrum Australia and Information Cultural Exchange (ICE).
Ex-Wolfmother bassist Chris Ross is one of the facilitators of the program, supporting and mentoring adults on the autism spectrum to create their own music.
Developed in early 2014, ‘Club Weld’ brings together emerging musicians with autism and professional musicians in a supportive environment to build confidence, develop musical knowledge, skills and experiences, share stories, nurture creative talents and come together to forge relationships.
“Club Weld is a unique program made possible because of the skills and talents of the adults with autism who attend. In every session, Club Weld sees difference and talents ‘welded together’ to create music. It has created great opportunities for people on the spectrum.” said a Club Weld Facilitator.
Members of the program have been working hard to produce an original compilation album, to coincide with the International Day of Disability this December.
The album by ‘Club Weld and The Riff Society’ will officially launch at The Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre in Penrith at 10.30am on December 5th 2016.
Club Weld aims to both celebrate the talents of artists on the spectrum and with other disabilities whilst simultaneously showcasing the high quality practices of these artists to local communities and potential future collaborators. For more info about Club Weld, visit www.clubweld.org.au