A university project which captures ‘hard to reach sounds’ in villages across the world has won a major award.Advertisement
Global Sound Movement records rare and exotic musical instruments and then licences the sounds for commercial use – and donates the profits back to the communities.
The University of Central Lancashire project has been recognised for its pioneering work at the Times Higher Education Awards.
Senior lecturer in brand management Paresh Parmar is one of the leaders of the project.
He said: “To win this award is absolutely brilliant. The Global Sound Movement project connects people through music and everyone involved benefits, from the communities we visit to our students who themselves learn so much from the whole experience.
“It truly transforms lives and that is something I think really resonated with the judges.”
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The project has captured many unique sounds from hand-built musical instruments across the world.
Vice-chancellor of the university Professor Mike Thomas said: “I am delighted the University has won this award in recognition of such a unique and ground-breaking project that truly reflects our international outlook and has proved to be a revolutionary sustainable fundraising platform.
“The THE Awards attract hundreds of talented entrants every year so to be nominated in two categories and go onto win one is fantastic and reflects the hard work and commitment of our dedicated staff and students.”
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