David Young, founder of Theremin
Bollards, formed his company in 2010. Dedicated to the
development of an interactive sound sculpture accessible to all,
David designed the Digital Earth Theremin Bollard. A fantastically
innovative experience for improvisational performance and designed
for multiple creative uses, these amazingly inspiring instruments
produce a rich tapestry of expressive sounds in public spaces.
David took part in the Proof of Concept
programme at York St John University’s Creative Business Office.
Part-financed by the European Union, this funding allows students
and graduates the chance to establish their
idea's commercial potential: to research, develop, test or
advance your business idea.
David says that the “funding helped further
advancement of the design prototype,” giving him “confidence in the
product” and “confidence in [himself] as a creative.” As a result
of this funding and the support received from the Creative Business
Office, he was able to present an installation at the Beacons
Festival. In addition, David has been approached by numerous dance
troupes, disability programmes, musical festivals and corporate
businesses keen to worth further with him. York St John University
has also asked David to use his design as an interactive
advertising tool at UCAS events.
About the programme at the Creative Business
Office, David states: “Proof of concept helped me realise this
project and helped me to disseminate my work to a wider
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