'Muziek raken' (Touching music) is an educational project about music I developed together with Marloes Bloemenkamp. Day one! Researching the definitions of sound and music.
I’m doing something new. ‘Muziek raken’ (Touching music) is an educational project about music I developed together with Marloes Bloemenkamp. She teaches three groups of gifted children in the ages 9-12 from different primary schools in Deventer. Read more here.
Yesterday we started with an introduction, researching the definitions of sound and music and thinking about how to make your own sounds and instruments. We did this with the help of Jan Schellink, an enthousiastic and experienced improvisor and instrument-builder.
Jan Schellink playing a wok(!) with strings. A bit later he’ll be playing a ski.
Children paying attention. More pictures here.
I have known Jan for some time now, but his performance at the first junior edition of ass-crack stage-hack last year convinced me that he was the right man for the job. Rightfully so, because in one hour he confronted the children with a broad range of concepts, from throat singing and instrument building, to sampling and playing from the heart. We are off to a good start here.
Afterwards they got this text to read at home. Next week it’s time for lesson two, where they bring stuff and we build our own instruments. I’ll try to keep posting about this project. It runs for seven weeks and ends in a performance at the second junior edition of ass-crack stage-hack on June 24 at WILLIE in Havenkwartier Deventer. More information about this coming up.