Brighton Science Festival

Orchestra Of Objects



Wednesday 30 October

10am, 11.15am, 12.30pm, 2.15pm, 4pm

Middle Street Primary School
37 Middle St
Brighton, BN1 1AL
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Music-making and sculpture building in one workshop!

This exciting workshop for parents and children mixes a fun music-making session using giant pentatonic percussion instruments with a chance to get busy with your own making skills and build large musical sculptures to play on. The session is split into two halves. The group is first introduced to an array of slightly strange but beautifully sounding, giant percussion instruments built from all kinds of recycled domestic and industrial parts. The group is taught fun theatrical ways to conduct and control the ensemble using physical gestures and hand signals to control the tempo and the dynamics of the sound.

The second half of the workshops involve using everyone’s construction skills to piece together colourful and robust sculptures using pre-drilled plastic piping. It fits together a bit like giant K-NEX with pre-made musical parts that can be connected in any combination resulting in some extraordinary and large sound sculptures.

The final part of the workshop involves using these new creations as an ensemble or in smaller groups and in combination with the pre-made instruments to have some fun and make a small impromptu performance to end the session.

Morning Sessions

  • 10am-11am (1hr) Ages 3-7
    £4 per child (parents free)
  • 11.15am-12.15pm (1hr) Ages 7-11
    £4 per child (parents free)

Book a place for your child with EEQU or make a group booking here.

Afternoon Sessions

  • 12.30pm-2pm (1.5hrs) Ages 11+
    £5 per child (an additional £5 for adults who wish to take part)
  • 2.15pm-3.45pm (1.5hrs) Ages 11+
    £5 per child (an additional £5 for adults who wish to take part)
  • 4pm-5.30pm (1.5hrs) Ages 11+
    £5 per child (an additional £5 for adults who wish to take part)

Book a place for your child with EEQU or make a group booking here.

 

www.orchestraofobjects.co.uk