We’re delighted to announce details of our ICMP Supports: Disabilities in Music event led by ICMP Songwriting tutor Isobel Anderson.

The virtual event, which takes place on Monday 20th July from 7pm, will explore the challenges of working as a songwriter, musician and artist with a disability.

Isobel will be joined in the chat by composer and sound artist DIE HEXEN and singer-songwriter Ruth Patterson, who along with Isobel, both experience disabilities and hidden disabilities.+


What is a hidden disability?

A hidden disability is a physical, mental or neurological condition. It may not be visible externally, yet can limit or challenge a person's movements, senses, or activities.

The event will see all three discuss their musical journeys and the challenges they’ve faced and overcome to enjoy successful music industry careers.


Isobel Anderson

Isobel is a respected artist, songwriter and music mentor, responsible for numerous successful projects. Alongside teaching as part of ICMP’s faculty, she has an MA and PhD in Sound Art and has released critically acclaimed records, including ‘Chalk/Flint’.

Read our recent interview with Isobel on her career and find out more about her mentoring of female artists, The Female DIY Musician group.


DIE HEXEN is an innovative composer, sound designer, musician, producer, performance artist and more.

Originally hailing from Ireland, she has released critically acclaimed artist and scored films including ‘Welcome To a Bright White Limbo’ and many more.

Visit die-hexen.com for more.

Ruth Patterson

Ruth Patterson is a founding member and lead singer/multi-instrumentalist of Holy Moly & The Crackers. The band has released three albums together, with songs featured globally on radio, TV and film – including the main title track on Hollywood blockbuster ‘Oceans 8’. She is currently the Sage Gateshead’s artist in residence and is now releasing music as a solo artist.

Visit facebook.com/rpattmusic for more.


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