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Social enterprise specialising in music & creative projects based in Edinburgh and the lothians


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Social enterprise specialising in music & creative projects based in Edinburgh and the lothians


welcome to Heavy sound

'cHANGIng lives through music'

 Our organisation was established to offer more engaging and alternative forms of music and arts based activities which are able to meet the needs and interests of all. We deliver these using a range of equipment and techniques to reach and include people. The approaches we use are designed to encourage participation of typically non-performers, to build strengths , develop skills and overcome barriers.

We specialise in delivering music projects for young people who are at-risk, in areas of multiple deprivation, are disengaged and who have experienced trauma. Our projects incorporate the use of electronic music production and sound engineering to create a range of genres, Rapping, creative writing, recording and much much more! All of our programmes are jam packed with personal development and learning opportunities through hands on experience and mentoring.


The Heavy Sound and Howdenhall School Music project 2016. 

Engaging Creativity


The programmes and services we offer are bespoke, and can be altered or adapted to suit any individual, group or organisation and  run throughout the lothians and beyond.Our activities include: Music, hip hop, rapping, creative writing, graphic design, film and video, soundbeam, vibroacoustics, recording and more

Engaging Creativity


The programmes and services we offer are bespoke, and can be altered or adapted to suit any individual, group or organisation and  run throughout the lothians and beyond.Our activities include: Music, hip hop, rapping, creative writing, graphic design, film and video, soundbeam, vibroacoustics, recording and more

our Activities 

The projects and services we offer are bespoke, and can be altered or adapted to suit any individual, group or organisation and  run throughout the lothians and beyond.

Our activities include: 

Music- Music projects, making music and sound from scratch using digital audio workstation programs, MIDI and traditional instruments, DJ'ing and recording.

Creative writing, singing, rapping and poetry- working with experienced writers, rappers and musicians who have a background in youth and community work; to learn about expression and story telling in alternative forms. 

Graphic design- engages people in learning about the creation of digital art and design using digital software.

Film and video- interactive experiences delivered using broadcast cameras, lenses and equipment to produce HD video.

Soundbeam and Vibrocoustics- Soundbeam is an award-winning 'touch free' device which uses sensor technology to translate body movement into music and sound. It gives children and adults the opportunity, regardless of their impairments or disabilities, to play music, tell stories and express themselves. 

All of our projects offer a combination of creative components which are tailored or adapted to suit the needs of any group.


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Projects & media


Heavy Sound have delivered music and arts projects in a numbers of settings. Theses include communities, schools given special and secure status, visitor centre's, mainstream education and on behalf of local authorities and other organisations. 

Projects & media


Heavy Sound have delivered music and arts projects in a numbers of settings. Theses include communities, schools given special and secure status, visitor centre's, mainstream education and on behalf of local authorities and other organisations. 

Engaging Creativity

Heavy Sound have delivered music and arts projects in a numbers of settings. Theses include communities, schools given special and secure status, visitor centre's, mainstream education and on behalf of local authorities and other organisations. 

By creating a relaxed and stimulating environment, we work with people as partners in learning to support them into new experiences. Our programmes create opportunities for equal opportunities and innovative inclusion. They are designed to support wellbeing through personal development, alternative approaches to education/literacy, learning new skills for life and employment.


Album and artwork produced by young people on our recent project in secure services. Please visit our projects and media page to hear the music and view info from previous projects.