The Arts Unit presents another exciting group composition project for students, featuring animateur Paul Rissmann and choreographer Josef Brown
In this unit of work, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of compositional techniques used in music of the 20th century. Through performing, composing and listening activities, students will recreate their own version of Movement 3 – 'The Infernal Dance of King Kastchei' from Stravinsky’s 'The Firebird Suite' (1919). Compositional techniques taken from Stravinsky’s original work will be used as the stimulus for the composition process.
Students will solve musical problems and create music together, thereby gaining confidence musically and personally. During the workshop, small groups of students will devise elements of a composition which can be later performed as a whole.
Duration: 1 Term (approx. 35 hours)
Students will develop skills in:
Through the workshop activities students will further develop skills in performance, composition, musicology and aural.
For this assessment task, students are required to submit a composition portfolio outlining the composition process that they undertook for 'The Firebird'. Presentation of the portfolio is to be done using a digital format of your choice. The portfolio must contain written documentation in relation to the following: