Orchestra Of Objects Making Music Workshop (British Airways i360)

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

In association with the Brighton Science Festival! Come and meet the 'Pump-a-phone', 'Grass hopper', and 'Twisty-Bat' among other creations in this fun music workshop. I build tuned giant percussion instruments and sound sculptures and and invite you to join me in creating an experimental musical ensemble! The instruments are made from recycled industrial and domestic parts. They are big, colourful, and super enjoyable to play. Designed for multiple players the group is shown fun theatrical ways to conduct and control the ensemble using physical gestures and simple hand signals to control the tempo and dynamics of the sound. We explore different methods for creating fun rhythms as a large group and will learn a cool tune to play together based on Samba and African music.

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 and love teaching fun and accessible ways of playing music in large groups.

Strengths you may develop

Learning aims
To experiment with playing unusual musical instruments.
To perform a piece of collaborative music.
To enjoy playing music as an ensemble.
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Basic DBS  Basic DBS

Enhanced DBS  Enhanced DBS

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Smoke detector  Smoke detector

First aid training  First aid training

First aid kit  First aid kit

Safeguarding training  Safeguarding training

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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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