EU Interfaces – Sound-based Creativity in Schools

EU Interfaces – Sound-based Creativity in Schools

Title of project:

EU Interfaces – Sound-based Creativity in Schools

Brief overview of initiative or, if relevant, organisational strategy in regards to bringing new music to new audiences (in 1 or 2 sentences)

The project aims to introduce sbm into schools and offer the pupils the opportunity to creatively engage with sbm.



Did the initiative focus on a particular music type/genre? If so, please give details [For example, electroacoustic, experimental, electronica, noise, live electronics, live coding, laptop orchestra, chamber, orchestral, vocal):

Yes, sound-based music

If relevant, location/venue type:

Schools – usually classroom based

Average age range of audience or any other binding factor (for example location or other demographic). Please provide details below.

9 – 14 year olds

If relevant, what instrumentation was used as part of the project (for example, solo violin, live electronics, loud speaker orchestra, laptop ensemble, string quartet):

We used loud speakers to play back the music. Digital recorders were used to record sound.

Duration/Regularity (is it a one off or are there meetings/events on a regular basis):

4 workshops over 4 weeks

Aims/objectives (define aims as ideals and objectives as tangible outcomes)

To introduce school pupils to new music.

What activities are included in the project?

Soundwalking, recording and composing on computers.

If appropriate, who are the targeted groups?

School pupils in key stage 2 and 3.

Has the project been evaluated? If so, please explain how (Including criteria for evaluation)

We use questionnaires in the final workshops for the pupils to respond to a piece of new music. We also include a question about whether they would like to create sbm again.

Outcomes of the project

Lots of compositions and questionnaires

If available, links to media/online resources

Do you have any data on the longer-term impact of the project/event on participants? (For example, in terms of attending or participating in similar events or projects following this one).

Not yet.

Please give details about what steps have been taken to make projects or events accessible to people with disabilities or learning difficulties. (For example, by providing wheelchair access, Braille, large print, special events or support for people with learning difficulties).

The workshops are in schools and so access for pupils with disabilities is already supported by the schools.

Please provide 5 key recommendations for determining good practice in projects that aim to engage new audiences with new music?

Allow for plenty of participation and opportunities to be creative

Future plans

More workshops are planned to test CwS

Contact info

TAGS/KEY WORDS for whole website

Listen, creativity