ADVENTURES IN WELL-TRAVELLED MUSIC
Making Tracks was founded in 2010 by Katerina Pavlakis, launched as a travelling season of concerts bringing the newest and most exciting music from around the globe to a local setting in partnership with some of the best music venues in the UK.
It was created in order to give audiences the opportunity to experience multi-cultural, high-quality live music regularly and locally, thus creating accessible entry points for meeting and exchange, regardless of nationality, religion, age and other social or cultural factors. Produced by KAPA Productions, Making Tracks quickly developed a reputation for offering artistic excellence, fresh ideas in programming and rock-solid production skills.
To date, we've organised 30 successful tours and 317 concerts, featuring 139 musicians from 36 countries, while maintaining long-term partnerships with several leading venues including Sage Gateshead, The National Centre for Early Music (York), Cambridge Junction and The Stables (Milton Keynes).
Making Tracks has been a beacon of well-organized presentation of diverse music from around the world for the past eight years. The tour they organized for our Saz'iso group from Albania was impeccable, with great venues, promotion and sound - Joe Boyd
Inspired by and working in partnership with the US music organisation Found Sound Nation (OneBeat, Bang on a Can), Making Tracks’ has evolved. Instead of organising separate tours for mostly high-profile artists and bands, our new model will select individual emerging artists from the UK and around the world - Making Tracks Fellows - and bring them together for a 10-day residency and a 2-week tour. Returning in 2019, Making Tracks will showcase unique musical traditions, initiate new collaborations and develop strategies for music-based social and environmental engagement.