Discovery Channel – Innovations Hosted by Ed Begley, Jr. to feature Freenotes Harmony Park in Upcoming Episode
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Durango, CO—Freenotes Harmony Park, located in Durango, Colorado, announced today that they will be participating in an upcoming episode of Innovations with Ed Begley Jr, slated to air August, 2014. Dates and show times TBA.
Freenotes Harmony Park makes an ensemble of outdoor musical instruments that are the ideal universal design element. With Freenotes, musical expression is accessible to everyone regardless of musical training. Any grouping of these real musical instruments play together in perfect harmony making them fun and engaging for the novice or expert alike.
In this episode, Innovations will explore the health and wellness promoting aspects of the instruments offered at Freenotes Harmony Park. In addition, the show will go behind-the-scenes to demonstrate how Freenotes Instruments encourages social participation and improves human performance. Audiences will be amazed by parks that focus on social sustainability for public spaces by installing and providing access to real musical instruments. Freenotes offers a solution for an increasingly diverse cultureby making instruments that connect people to their creativity, to each other and to the outdoors making for a healthy community. Playing music transcends all boundaries of age, ethnicity, gender and physicality and with Freenotes everyone can play.
“The universal language of music and the whole person encompass the Big Picture around Freenotes Harmony Park products”, said Richard Cooke, inventor, designer and founder of Freenotes musical instruments. “It’s well documented the positive physiological benefits of music and how playing music contributes to self-esteem and confidence while improving one’s math and language scores in school. Freenotes make it possible for kids to instantly attain a feel for effortless creative musical expression. It’s easy to see how this confidence can transfer to other seemingly difficult areas of learning throughout life”, Cooke said. Our participation in the Innovations series will allow us to explore the wonder of musical resonance. It will also help to educate people about the latest advancements and benefits of having public access to real musical instruments. We will be able to document how they are impacting the individual as well as communities around the world.
“Embracing the concept of universal design, Freenotes Harmony Park goes a step beyond accessible design to create environments that are useable by all people,” said Amanda Illingworth, producer for the series. “I’m really looking forward to providing this vital information to our audience.”