The initiative recognizes the diverse aspirations and abilities of people who are visually impaired or blind. The aim is to assist people of all ages to lead independent and active lives while realizing themselves creatively within the field of electronic music.
The initiative will cultivate actionable knowledge, unite electronic music instrument especially modular synthesizer manufacturers, resellers and related NGO’s to promote understanding of issues related to synthesizer use between the visually impaired and blind.
To empower the creativity of the blind and visually impaired within the field of electronic music the initiative undertakes the responsibility of providing the right tools that encourage and inspire artistic expression.
Fenestra is initiated by non-governmental organization Artes Liberales that was established in 2017 in Riga, Latvia. The organization aims to promote the importance of music and art within a society and a wholesome development of a person.
The main hub of the initiative is Synthlab in Riga, Latvia - mission is to provide music producers and composers with many all-time classic synthesizers. Synthlab Studio is powered and created by the leading studio equipment store in the Baltics – T Studio. As the main hub Synthlab will receive the donations of instruments, assemble systems and host workshops and events of Fenestra.
Rīga, Andrejostas iela 43, LV-1045, Latvia
Rīga, Ģertrūdes street 2, LV-1010, Latvia (T-Studio)
Globally, it is estimated that approximately 1.3 billion people live with some form of vision impairment.
188.5 million people have mild vision impairment 217 million have moderate to severe vision impairment 36 million people are blind
Blind children are 4,000 times more likely to have perfect pitch
48% of blind children demonstrate significant interest in everyday sounds compared to 13% of those with full sight
More than two-thirds of the blind and partially sighted children played at least one instrument, compared with 41% of the sighted group