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Get curious with sound

CLIP are an award winning social enterprise who support, enable and empower young people to take creative risks and create exciting new music. Working across East Anglia, CLIP’s music workshops support young creatives to explore new technologies and get curious with sound in supportive and encouraging environments, ensuring self-perceived ability is never a barrier to entry.

CLIP’s innovative range of music instruments offers exciting new accessible ways of making electronic music, and in turn generating income which supports our social cause.

CLIP was founded by artists Frazer Merrick and Simon Keep in 2017, beginning as an informal meet-up at Firstsite in Colchester as part of Tate’s ‘Circuit’ programme which examined how galleries can support positive change for young people. Since then CLIP has run a music club at the gallery delivering curious, inspiring and innovative youth music projects such as; going behind scenes at Colchester Zoo to record the animals, performing Terry Riley’s In C whilst in the sea, and circuit bending old keyboards which won the international Maker Music Festival.

Simon Keep


Simon Keep is a musician, educator, researcher & sound designer with a wealth of professional & community arts experience. He has worked with high profile partners including BBC, Channel 4, Nike and MG. His sound work has also enabled him to collaborate internationally on projects in New York, Shenzhen, Memphis and Berlin. You can find him turning old junk into instruments or recording the sounds of the sky from a hot air balloon.

Simon also has a PGCE, is a practicing lecturer in Sonic Arts and is a trained Mental Health First Aider.

Frazer Merrick


Frazer is a sound artist, educator and producer. His work focuses on collaboration, improvisation and interactivity, creating experiences that transform a space or object. Frazer has built an interactive piano from bananas, an instrument which listens to light and even played a gig under water. His work as been aired on BBC Radio 3 and 4, been played on Channel 4 and installed at various galleries.

Frazer is level 2 safeguarding trained and has received training in working with young people with autism spectrum condition.

Steph Masucci

Workshop Facilitator

Steph is delighted to have joined CLIP in January 2024, working on the MiniCLIP program. Steph is a musician with a particular interest in how music and sound can promote inclusion, community and wellbeing. Steph’s previous music-based experience includes teaching, running community music sessions, songwriting, sound tech and performing in a range of genres including rock and musical theatre.

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