Organisations behind the project

Youth Generators

To support and drive the project’s creative development, 10 local people between the ages of 18 – 25 have been selected from the area. This set of Youth Generators, will undergo skills development and training in collecting sounds and creating new compositions – with the support of Matthew, the Team at The Radiophonic Institute and the music department at The University of Kent – and developed in partnership with Creative Estuary’s Regeneration 2031 project. These Youth Generators will work closely to help shape the project, they will work with Matthew to co-design the final longform composition, and will create their own sound works based on their own collections from the area.

About The Radiophonic Institute

The Radiophonic Institute was born out of the profound legacy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. We are an organisation that creates, connects and champions innovation in sound and music. Led by inspirational composer, creator and curator Matthew Herbert, a key aspect of our work is to inspire and enable a new generation of diverse creative practitioners to collaborate, and to challenge the pre-existing conventions of music making and sound design. Our work is supported through partnerships with the PRS Foundation, BBC R&D, The Daphne Oram Trust, and is funded by Arts Council England, and a range of public and private organisations.  

About Regeneration 2031

The cultural and creative future of the Thames Estuary should be shaped by the ambitions of its young people. We want to empower more young people to access creative careers and develop the skills they need to lead new commissions, produce events, create the jobs of the future and make the Estuary a creative production hub. We intend to champion the next generation of creative talent and future cultural leaders in the region by giving them new access to training, mentoring and aspirational opportunities. RE:Generation 2031 is an innovative approach to developing the creative skills of young people aged 16 to 25 years in disadvantaged areas of North Kent and South Essex.