Muso needs help to finish sound garden
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Safety Bay Primary School music teacher Sally Quealy and musician and sound garden designer Mark Cain with students who had fun sampling a thongophone.