The City of London Festival Walls of Sound project is one of many really exciting projects currently running as part of the London Programme. It all started in Spring when four schools visited the Museum of London – Richard Cloudesley School, Charlton Park Academy, Swanlea School, and Linden Lodge School all took part in an incredible workshop organised by Noel Hayden. The workshop included W.H. Auden’s Roman Wall Blues, and lots of great opportunities for multisensory sound effects and actions.
Inspired by the visit to the museum, all four schools are currently composing a brief piece inspired by the broader theme of the festival: Conflict and Resolution. After a couple of exciting observations, I can tell you that some schools have also incorporated fabulous Roman sounds and a party theme. The schools’ pieces will then be amalgamated and played at the Museum of London on the 25th of June between 11am and 11:30am. I’m particularly excited as the recording will be played in the foyer of the Museum, providing a fantastic platform for the music to be experienced by a wider audience.
Here’s a link to the City of London Festival website: www.colf.org/watch-and-listen/walls-of-sound