Review: Sound Symphony

Sound Symphony is a ‘sensory performance’, a special show developed for young people on the autism spectrum that engages them through interactive music performance. I was compelled to review this show because of my own diagnosis. I grew up with the support of a fantastic mum who helped adapt me to a loud and busy world by immersing me in it; however, I learned, again and again, the hard lesson that control over my stimulation is difficult, and any event can be a fine line between heaven and hell. Initially sceptical of how performance with something as in-your-face as music could be designed with sensory overload in mind, my horizons have been expanded by Sound Symphony.

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