Half term haikus and ouds

In February, our spring SoundsCreative Ensemble half term workshop was two days of words and music as we welcomed guest workshop leader Saied Silbak, a talented Palestinian Oud player and composer, alongside connected artist Filipe Sousa and creative director Tara Franks

The workshop used words as a starting point to inspire composition. First of all the ensemble composed a soundscape to accompany Saied’s telling of story set in the desert and then the ensemble broke into groups to make up their own haikus, learning to create rhythms from words, and composed sound postcard to share with their family and friends.

An old silent pond
A frog jumps into the pond
Splash! Silence again

Next project May half term - "The Language of rhythm'  with guest artists Bernhard Schimpelsberger, connected artists Preetha Narayanan and Tara Franks