SMALL COMPOSERS WORKSHOP
Age Group: 1st-5th grade.
One teacher/composer per workshop maximum attending is one class.
TEACHER'S TASKS1 Students should be tuned in to music listening.
2 They must have painted a piece of classical music for example one of the following pieces of music: Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet, Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition, Stravinsky - The Firebird, Debussy - La Mer.
3 This drawing must be submitted to the following listening exercise: Open the window and listen in 1 minute to the courtyard or the street "symphony".
4 Choose one sound, describe it and draw it.
5 Each student brings also an artefact of their own choice which can be used to create sound like a pot lid, a rattle or the instrument he or she plays and bring the drawing from the listening exercise 2
1 Choose one sound, describe it and draw it.
2 Each student brings also a thing of your choice that can be used to create sound like a pot lid, a rattle or the instrument he or she plays on and bring the drawing from the listening exercise 2
3 The children are presented to the composer from the classical world and hears music he has composed.
4 The children compose themselves based on their playing with sounds and learn how sound can be displayed with written characters.
5 The kids play their own compositions for each other.
PURPOSE1 Students participate in playful musical expression and becomes a part of simple rhythmic and melodic figures.
2 They use body, voice and available sound sources in the creative musical work and produce sound illustrations and sound scenery of their own stories.
3 They listen attentively to short pieces of music. They get the opportunity to experience and evaluate artistic quality.
- Produce sketches and pictures based on feelings, fantasies and observations.
- Drawing and painting with emphasis on storytelling.
- Participate attentively in playful musical expression
- Follow and keep a pulse
- Participate in ensemble play with simple rhythmic and melodic figures.
- Use body, voice and available sound sources in creative musical work
- Produce sound illustrations and sound scenery of rhymes, nursery rhymes, fairy tales, or their own stories
- Compose small rhymes, chants and songs
- Attending courses of music, pictures, movement, and dramatization in community with others.
- Listen carefully to short musical pieces that associate to something concrete.
- Express the experience of music in words, images and movement.
- Know the difference between pulse and rhythm and hear the difference between major and minor
Peter Bruun is one of the most played and most successful Danish composers today, writing chambermusic, operas and symphonic works. He received The Nordic Council’s Music Prize 2008 for “Miki Alone” - an opera composed for FIGURA Ensemble, and is currently working on a new opera for FIGURA.
Jesper Egelund is mostly writing music for theatre and chamber music, however along his composition work he is having a career as a double bass player in several combinations as both soloist and ensembleplayer
Small Composers received The YEAH! Award 2011