The Sound Orchestra 

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.

“Fantastic! Can’t wait till next time” Braithwaite School Cumbria

“Superbly awesome!” Keswick Brownies. 

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.

“Best day ever!” Edison, Calvin, and Grace Keswick School.

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)

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