Ages: 7-11, 11-14
Days: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
What if we told you that you can plug a cable into an apple, to control a digital musical instrument? You might not believe your ears! Yet that’s exactly what we’ll do in our Year 3-4 makersBOOST workshop.
Once you have learnt to play the fruit piano, to compose with it and to use a completely free browser-based software, we come back, draw a digital drum kit on paper and learn rhythms, simply because graphite is conductive. We have been on the road for the past 6 years. We received great support from our partners, the schools, the students, and the Arts Council. We decided to put all of our knowledge together to build our very own instrument. Exciting and satisfying arcade buttons control an instrument with three lovely effects - but it wasn't enough. This workshop is about how you take it apart, look under the bonnet, and rebuild it using custom made sensors, for your fantastic music instrument!