Here is a link to the head of School of Noise, Dan Mayfield, talking about music education and the history of School of Noise which he gave at WOMAD Festival in August 2017 for BBC Radio 4’s Four Thought: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b092fwxg
We are very excited to read what Jarvis Cocker had to say about our workshops:
“The School of Noise is one of those ideas that you just KNOW is right: bringing back a sense of wonder & accessibility to music-making. Music is organised noise & organising noise is fun! Dan Mayfield manages to communicate this fact to all those he works with. I doff my cap to him” – Jarvis Cocker
Here is the link to the Independent article on School of Noise where Dan explains more about the project and what the School of Noise is all about – here
In February 2017 we will be busy running workshops and talks around London at the following events:
10th February – Music and Drama Expo – link
11th February – Institute of Imagination – lab live – link SOLD OUT
13th February – Imagine Festival at the Southbank Centre – link SOLD OUT
15th February – JW3 Holiday Club – link
27th February – Grazebrook Primary School
This track was created by live sampling sounds from the construction of a bird box. The sanding, hammering, drilling and sawing noises were recorded into Logic and edited on the fly to create an evolving soundscape to accompany the DIY. After 45 minutes we ended up with a completed bird box and piece of music.
We are going to be visiting Farmopolis on the 1st October to perform and record a live soundtrack as we turn a plank of wood into a bird box. The sawing, hammering, sanding and many other sounds will be captured then sculpted to create a piece of music. This workshop aims to inspire fledgling musicians to explore the possibilities of using different sound sources as well as trying out recording and bird box building techniques.
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We have designed a range of t-shirts themed around the different colours of noise. Each colour has a different scientific definition of what that colour of noise means. Available in children’s, men’s and women’s sizes from: shop.spreadshirt.co.uk/schoolofnoise