KS3 have been really busy this term so far, alternating between online and in person classes.
Year 7 have been recapping the elements of music and musical notation while composing their own rhythms. These are Griffin’s great orange four beat rhythms.
The students then created their own body percussion performances using the rhythms they had created.
Year 8 have been creating minimalism based on the work of Delia Derbyshire, unsung music technologist.
This is Ghazal’s multilayered work using several different ‘found sounds’.
The creativity didn’t stop there, with groups using the school environment to select sounds for the next stage of their learning. Gravel, grates, bins and trees, the Year 8 classes left no stone unturned in the quest for the ‘right’ sounds!
Listen here for their “Found Sound” piece in full!
Year 9 have been working on Fusion music – East Meets West.
Some of these classes have been hybrid lessons: Dia has been showing some great work from home using her own instruments and you can listen here to some great work by Dinithi, Srijonee and Soniva!
The brief for this project was to create a performance of fusion jazz suitable for a set at Jazzmandu. Here are some great promotional posters created by Year 9 including designs by Aarush, Chaya and Yangjee , who have been working independently on this project all the way from America!
The GCSE Music students have been hard at work on their composition coursework, utilising all corners of the music department to record in peace!
Krrish prefers to sit on the floor of the recording studio to keep his creative juices flowing while Aryan records his vocals and Yang uses a Musical Notation software to compose.
The BTEC Music students have been working on an exciting project for their Unit 1. They are creating an immersive experience for Year 9 students to inform them about different roles in the music industry. There will be creative uses of projectors, beanbags and displays. More exciting updates to come! See a taster of their work below!