As part of the 11th Monegasque Meeting on Disability, the Department of Social Welfare and Social Services is organising a cultural event on the theme of “Music and visual impairment: music expands our field of vision” at the Rainier III Auditorium on Saturday 3 December 2022.
The famous jazz pianist, Moncef Genoud, who has been blind since birth, will perform a piano recital at 8 pm, followed by a discussion with the public. This internationally renowned artist has already performed on the most prestigious stages in the world, including at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2007 and 2008, and has more than 15 albums to his name so far.
Music is a universal language which is accessible to everyone, including those with a visual impairment. It is captured through the senses and appeals to our emotions and imaginations, making the audio experience universal and at the same time unique to each person.
In partnership with the Rainier III Academy of Music, there will also be a presentation of the bao pao, a musical instrument created to make music accessible to people with a disability.
This project, open to the general public as well as associations working in the disability field, is also part of ongoing efforts to promote and consider the needs of people who are blind or have a visual impairment.
Admission is free and open to all, but places are limited.
Source: Government portal