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Workshops and Installations

 

The Sound Garden

With over ten giant percussive instruments and sound sculptures the ‘Sound Garden’ offers a unique musical experience for both young and old. Harmonically turned  these instruments can be set up for people to explore and play freely. Their pentatonic tuning enables the garden to be enjoyable to the ear even if people are playing in different times and rhythms. A sonic and visual feast for all kinds of festival goers. Brilliant for small or large events and suitable for all ages.

£350 per day (plus travel)

 

The Sound Orchestra’ (using the same instruments as the Sound Garden)

This fun structured session is run using giant percussion instruments and  sound sculptures as a music ensemble. The group is shown fun theatrical ways to conduct and control the ensemble using physical gestures and simple hand signals to control tempo and the dynamics of the sound. They also explore different methods for creating unique fun polyrhythms which can then be used on the individual instruments to create a group composition. After demonstrating some of these techniques participants take it in turn to try leading the ensemble in making experimental music.

Time – 45 minutes – 2hours 

Group size – 10 – 30 people

£350 per day (plus travel)

 

Make and Play Sound Sculptures

Making and playing sound sculptures workshops are run with specially prepared sets of pipes that can fit together in many different abstract ways. Sculptural towers are built and modular sound parts connected to create playable sound sculptures. Its a great way of engaging groups to work together and use their lateral thinking. There are many fun sounds in the boxes that are activated by blowing, pumping, turning or flicking to create sounds.

The equipment allows up to 4 or 5 individual sculptures to be made and groups are encouraged to explore musical arrangements to rehearse and then perform a final piece to finish the session. (45 mins)

This activity also works well as a drop-in at events and festivals where a larger sculpture can be built from all the parts and constantly be changed and modified throughout the day.

This activity works well in conjunction with the ‘Sound Garden‘ and also the ‘Sound Ensemble’.

Cost £350 per day (plus travel)

Time – 45 minutes – 2 hours

Group size – 10 – 30 people

 

‘Make and Play’ with the ‘Sound Garden or Sound Orchestra’ costs £450 per day combination deal (plus travel)

 

Permanent Installations for Public Parks, Schools and Gardens

Having over ten permanent installations in public Parks and school play ares across the uk I have found a variety of ways to make robust and good sound harmonic instruments for the most hardy of spaces. I look forward to new opportunities to make unique sound sculptures for public spaces.

In some of these projects I have worked with community groups and school years to design unique interactive and fun sound sculptures. I am always keen to engage with community groups and schools who think they would benefit from this process but also will have a variety of set designs ready for installation.

Please contact for more information. Gallery of permanent installations coming soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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