Wajid Yaseen

Wajid’s background is in sound art, and he takes an inter-disciplinary approach in producing installations, live performances, acousmatic music, graphic scores, and sound sculptures. He is the director of the sound research organisation Modus Arts, and creative director of the Ear Cinema project. He holds an MA in Arts and Design with a focus on Sonic Arts gained from Middlesex University, where he is also currently undertaking a PhD. His work has been exhibited and performed at the ICA Gallery, Arnolfini, Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Whitechapel Gallery, Laban, and the Freud Museum amongst others. His interest in working with children has stemmed from his role as the co-chair of Grasshoppers Nursery, based in Hackney, and he is currently an active member of the PTA of Springfield Primary School also based in Hackney. His 7 year old son Isaac, plays lots and lots of synths.

Mara Bueno

Mara’s background is on Costume Design for Film where she became interested on how people, in particular children, build narratives and integrate sound in their understanding of the world. Assisting children finding their own ways to learn and understand their surroundings she aims to help them feeling comfortable and confident to use different tools (visual, sonic and storytelling) to find their own voice.  She works in different organisations assisting in workshops on Filmmaking, Creative Writing, Musical Theatre and Arts and Crafts with children and young people aged 4-16. She is currently training on Makaton (a language program using signs and symbols designed to support spoken language).