Orchestra Of Objects Building Sound Sculptures Workshop (British Airways i360)

Ages: 5 - 18 years
Group size: 5 - 15
Parents can join in (without charge)
About this experience

In association with the Brighton Science Festival, this hands-on making and playing sound sculptures workshop is run with specially prepared sets of pipes designed from years of using recycled industrial and domestic tubes from gas and water to all-sorts of plumbing parts. They have been modified with various different multiple hole sizes so that they can easily fit together giving children and adults the opportunity to build big colourful structures (a bit like giant KNEX). Participants are helped to explore different designs working in groups or on their own. There are many different sounding parts that can be added. These include bike wheels for clicking sounds ,whistles and pumps, and tuned metal and wooden percussion. Sculptural towers then become sound sculptures and groups are encouraged to work on a small piece of structured or free form music using their self designed instruments. This workshop lets children explore their lateral thinking and offers them a chance to work as a team on building something big and experiment with sound. (The Sculptures are not for keeping)

About your mentor

I am a passionate musician, sculptor, builder and teacher! I love helping people have fun and unleash their creativity whilst learning.
I have worked with many community groups and schools over the years to design unique interactive and fun sound sculptures. Having over thirty permanent musical sculpture installations in public parks and school play areas across the UK, I have found a variety of ways to make robust and good sounding harmonic instruments.

Strengths you may develop

Learning aims
To experiment with playing unusual musical instruments.
To construct a giant musical sculpture.
To perform a piece of collaborative music.
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Smoke detector  Smoke detector

First aid training  First aid training

First aid kit  First aid kit

Safeguarding training  Safeguarding training

Please note it is the responsibility of the booker to satisfy themselves about the adequacy of the safety measures. This platform is merely an introducer and does not verify the items listed here.


My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.

  • No refunds will be given for individual sessions missed or cancelled during the experience.

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