Muso needs help to fin­ish sound gar­den

Southern Telegraph - - Telegraph News - Ai­den Boy­ham

A spe­cial sound gar­den pro­ject at Safety Bay Pri­mary School is set to take off over the next two terms and is look­ing for a com­mu­nity boost to help take it to the next level.

In­spired out of a con­ver­sa­tion between mu­si­cian and sound gar­den de­signer Mark Cain and Safety Bay Pri­mary School mu­sic teacher Sally Quealy, the sound gar­den will fea­ture a group of ab­stract in­stru­ments in the school play­ground that stu­dents will be able to play and in­ter­act with.

Fol­low­ing a num­ber of work­shops in the class­room to help get stu­dents in­volved in the con­cept and the de­sign of the new in­stru­ments, Cain said he would love to be able to build the new in­stru­ments with the help of the lo­cal com­mu­nity.

“A space to work; even an ac­tual work­shop space would be bril­liant,” Cain said.

“Vol­un­teers with man­ual skills like weld­ing or car­pen­try, who have the time and en­joy a chal­lenge, would also be a fan­tas­tic help.”

Cain de­scribed the sound gar­den as a com­mu­nity par­tic­i­pa­tion place that could help en­gage the stu­dents and their imag­ina- tions in mu­sic. Any­one in­ter­ested in of­fer­ing workspace or vol­un­teer­ing to help build the new in­stru­ments can con­tact Cain on 0400 361 095 or via email mark­b­cain@big­pond.com

Pic­ture: Ai­den Boy­ham

Safety Bay Pri­mary School mu­sic teacher Sally Quealy and mu­si­cian and sound gar­den de­signer Mark Cain with stu­dents who had fun sam­pling a thon­go­phone.

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