Music outside the classroom (Exchanging Notes), part 1: gamelan

During the spring term at Belvue School we have been exploring what music can look and sound like outside the classroom.  Young musicians have played in assemblies, made music in the woods behind the school, and experienced a group trip to the gamelan room at Southbank Centre co-led by guest musician and conductor James Rose.

All this activity culminates in a special outdoor project during the Easter break this week, where we will collaborate on a sound installation inspired by the participants’ compositions over the last four yeras. This will bring together instruments from the projects initial research and development activities with technology developed for last year’s Planted Symphony event at Liberty Festival.

This short video shows some of our preparation towards the end of term:

You can hear some of our group improvisation here:


Stay tuned for further developments!