SonMax Music has announced a benefit tour in support of autism inclusion, beginning February 5th at a hotel cafe in Los Angeles. The night features live music from Rock Autism: Max Muscat, David Norf and Telephone Tug. The event will also benefit Brainstorm Productions at The Center for Learning Unlimited.with ticket here.
Pioneering new opportunities in music and film for young people with autism, Muscat launched a non-profit on tour. In the process, he will donate a portion of ticket sales to his Rock Autism Multimedia Vocational Programs (music and filmmaking workshops, internships for students on the spectrum).
Writer and creator Linda Malik presents the second children’s picture book in her Willows Tales series. The author’s little black cat-inspired illustrations are by neurodiverse artists at Brainstorm Productions.Malik publishes and signs her book on The Rock Autism, promotes her two willow Animated short film created by Brainstorm Productions – The film is currently showing at various film festivals. A portion of the book sales will be donated to Rock Autism. Her latest book, Willow’s Tale: a Little Black Cat going stargazing, is also illustrated by Brainstorm Productions artists.
Muscat’s brother Sonny, a gifted drummer with autism, was physically and mentally abused by drug dealers and correctional officers on welfare. Seeing this, he developed young leaders within the autistic community by offering music and film workshops to young people with autism to free them from depression, isolation, addiction and suicide. Founded Rock Autism for.
“After his brother was shot, he was struggling with addiction and suicidal thoughts,” Muscat said. I have.”
Rock Autism’s mission is to help individuals on the autism spectrum develop skills in the music, film and multimedia arts that lead to employment in their fields of interest.
Muscato’s “Night of Sonnyboy Tour” will donate to local autism and children’s centers wherever they travel and encourage local autism communities to participate in events.More information and tour dates available here.
Source: Somax Music
Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor for the Animation World Network.