Simon Jankelson is A Sound Life’s Music Program Manager and a lead facilitator. Simon deeply believes in the power of music to create social impact and change. He is responsible for developing A Sound Life’s music programs for community and corporate audiences as well as training A Sound Life musicians to become community music leaders.
Simon is also the founder and director of The Human Sound Project – a social enterprise and a partner organisation of A Sound Life that has developed and delivered acclaimed interactive music programs to over 180 corporate and community organisations across the globe reaching groups from Vodafone in Sydney to Israeli and Palestinian young leaders in Jerusalem. Simon has spoken about music and social impact on Channel 10, TEDx events, VIVID Sydney.
His interactive design work garnered best cross-platform project at SXSW Interactive, received a award nomination at the Australian AIMIA awards and was featured at TEDx talks across Australia. Simon has been a speaker at VIVID Ideas, TEDx, Walkley’s Storyology Conference and has been a regular panel guest at SPAA Fringe & Design Sydney Festival. He was named on 40 UNDER 40’s list of future leaders of the Asia’s design industry.
When Simon is not in front of a computer organising music collaborations or writing music programs, Simon loves to write songs. Many of his songs have been released under Modular Records (Tame Impala, The Avalanches) and were produced by Bob Clearmountain (The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen). Simon’s band WIM was named as a standout act at Austin Texas’ SXSW Festival, New York’s CMJ Festival and alongside successful tours in the United States, helped open Sundance Film Festival.