Striking a Chord: A Community Project for Lockdown

We’re excited to have launched this brand new community project called ‘Striking a Chord’ – all of which you can participate in from the comfort of your home.

Striking a Chord explores the many ways in which music can make us think, feel or remember specific things, and throughout the project we’ll be asking you for your own musical memories, and have offered younger listeners the opportunity to get arty whilst listening to music. See below for more information about some parts of the project, and return to this page for further updates! 


Your Musical Memories

As part of our 2021 Festival we're collecting memories and stories about pieces of music that have particular connotations. If you have a piece of music that means something special to you, we'd love to hear about it!

You can fill in the form below with as much or as little detail as you'd like, and if there's an image that adds to your story then you can send us a link to that too (or attach it to an email).

We will collate all the contributions we receive, and some may be used as part of a bigger project for the 2021 Festival: if we would like to use your contribution, don't worry we'll contact you first to ask your permission! Watch this space for further details about the project, and in the meantime, let us know about your musical memories!

If you'd rather email us instead of filling in the form, you can send us a message at strikingachord@chilternarts.com 


What do you hear?

Every Monday morning during lockdown, we posted a different piece of music on social media for children to respond to with artwork. We asked parents and teachers to ask children what the pieces of music made them think about, what images they conjured – and then asked them to create a piece of artwork that resembled that. 

Click here see the wonderful array of responses we received!