Composing with everyday objects

workshop BY hannah fredsgaard-jones and julia koelmans
in partnership with barbican creative learning

Composing with Everyday Objects is a workshop series on composition and storytelling with everyday objects. With four composition tasks as a starting point, participants get to explore sound qualities of a range of objects, and collaboratively compose, record and refine short sound pieces. The tasks are bespokely designed within a thematic framework to suit age and musical abilities of the participants. .

Student quotes, Hugh Myddelton Primary School:

”I learned that you can make really cool sounds with just like a whistle, plastic bag, random metal, bottle and a box of rice!"

”I enjoyed it most when we were recording the sounds that we were making and listening to other people’s creations.”

”What I enjoyed in this workshop was that I could experience how different people think.”