GCSE music students in Bristol, Liverpool, Wrexham and Southampton are working with members of the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera and composers Pete Wyer and James Clarke to make new pieces.
The students will be composing the soundtrack to a film that has been specially made by Gavin Porter and Scott Fitzgerald and is designed to get them thinking about creating atmosphere through music.
‘Atmospheres' is a full day workshop for 30 GCSE Music and Music Technology pupils encouraging their composition and performance skills and offering them the opportunity to learn from, and be inspired by a composer, music technology expert and professional musicians from the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera.
During the day the pupils will take part in time structured improvisation and composition, source sounds from the school environment and each others performances, manipulate these in software and create a 20-minute film score using their own instruments and/or music technology such as sound collection and sampling. The finished score will be performed and recorded at the end of the day and pupils will get to keep their own individual copies of the film. 'Atmospheres' will be visiting:
Bristol - Thursday 21 October
Liverpool – Thursday 4 November
Wrexham – Wednesday 17 November
Southampton – Thursday 25 November
For more information please contact WNO MAX Åsa Malmsten on 02920 635 063, firstname.lastname@example.org