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.
Here are three pieces created at our after school club at Rushmore Primary School in Hackney, London.
All of the sounds were created by tapping, wafting, twanging and scraping rulers.
This piece involved a group of five children who each had one glockenspiel note, a metronome and a dice.
1. Roll the dice to determine a number
2. Start the metronomes
3. Strike the glockenspiel note after the number of ticks determined by the dice roll.
(i.e if it landed on a 3 then on the third tick strike the note)
In this recording you can hear one of the notes being played on every beat, this is because one of the children rolled a 1.
At a recent workshop a group of children made a Dadaist poem using a cut-up technique. This involved cutting out words from newspaper headlines on the day after David Bowie passed away. The words were put into a bag and pulled out randomly one by one to form a poem. The children read the poem aloud and recorded it. Bowie had used this cut-up technique to create some of his lyrics and this is our homage to his life and works.
The SCHOOL of NOISE have been invited to perform a live set at the Union Chapel on the 6th June at 12:00 as part of Daylight Music‘s summer season of events. All are welcome to come along and watch 10 children performing a set of experimental electronic music in one of London’s finest music venues. For more details please visit here