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The Baluji Music Foundation produces and participates in research to help address issues faced by blind and partially sighted musicians. Our current work includes the development of a revolutionary hands-free braille music device Dotaware which will enable musicians to feel the notes while performing, in a project funded by Nesta, and in partnership with Queen Mary University of London. Do contact us if you would like to be involved, help fund any of our projects or would like to find out more.
Blind to the Facts - An exploration into the needs of blind and visually-impaired musicians (1995, John Ludlow, Inner Visions Music Company)
Research commissioned by Baluji Shrivastav OBE and supported by the RNIB and Platinum Trust, identifying challenges for blind musicians working in the UK music industry. This research led to the establishment of the Baluji Music Foundation and the Inner Vision Orchestra.
Insights in Sound, by David Baker and Lucy Green, Routledge 2019
Through an international survey combined with life-history interviews, a vivid picture of how visually impaired musicians approach and conceive their musical activities is drawn, with detailed illustrations of the particular opportunities and challenges faced by a variety of individuals. Baluji and musicians from the Inner Vision Orchestra were integral to the research.
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