The work at the school is in two parts - making and playing. The kids have put forward a range of suggestions for a ‘musical fence’ between the school and the rec reserve. We are using the art room as our design and experimentation centre every lunch-time. We plan to strip a piano and use it as a resonator for fence wires... so stay tuned. On Fridays I get to see the whole school and we are learning new skills in group music making. Our new instruments and skills will be on show in a public concert so save the date - Thursday May 11.
PREPARING THE GARGARRO GALA
An article written for the local Girgarre Gazette (to be published after Easter and previewed here) describes the process of creating an orchestra of locals with DIY instruments, then writing a major work for them.
BACK IN GIRGARRE
Music Supermarket and
this Girgarre Blog now reactivated.
THE STRING CANS PROJECT is about splitting a guitar into six single-string tin-can instruments for use in community orchestras.
This blog documents it as it evolves. The blueprints will be published and available for free to anyone who would like to build one.
Change the music world,
one string at a time.
INTRO 20 Dec 2017
INSPIRATION 24 Dec 2017