devising

26 June, 2008 at 4:58 pm ()

Worked with the school students again today.  Starting with their written observations from yesterday’s visit to the Botanic Garden, the pupils devised short musical ideas which I then recorded.  It turns out that they have all been learning violins and cellos through their involvement in another project, and so we predominately worked with that instrumentation.

The plan is that I will use snippets of their music, manipulating and processing their sounds and begin to create the installation.  As I do, I shall keep the students up to date with my process so that they can offer comments and recommendations, and in this way be a part of the creative process.

When completed, the composition will be heard in an area of the Garden known as The Spring Walk.  This is a winding path by the river with low shrubbery on either side.  Our idea is that the sounds will come ‘unexpectantly’ from different sources along the path and startle unsuspecting visitors.

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