The final blog for the Ivors Academy’s celebration of UK Disability History Month is written by Composer Lloyd Coleman.
Associate Music Director of the Bristol based Paraorchestra, Lloyd Coleman is a fearless and unapologetic champion for disabled creators and performers.
We are delighted to have the opportunity to dip into Lloyd’s creative journey…
I’m often asked if my hearing and visual impairments, both of which I’ve lived with since birth, have made my life more difficult as a composer and musician. The honest answer is no. If anything, I’d say the opposite is true. The considerable sum of the music I’ve made, the places I’ve visited, the people I’ve met and the unforgettable experiences I’ve been fortunate enough to have throughout my life, have all been directly linked to my disabilities.