Last week was our first week of the summer session of Musication Camp. Our theme was “Found Sound” and we explored sounds, learned about strange instruments, made music out of everyday objects, recorded our own sounds and music, and learned what instruments are made of and where they come from.
We had a very special guest artist named Starr Busby. She brought a portable recording studio and a loop machine. The kids turned their sounds and noises into songs!
One morning we read an awesome book called the The Listening Walk and then we went to Prospect Park for our very own “Listening Walk”. While outside we heard lots of different sounds including the subway, our footsteps, people talking, an airplane, birds, bugs and even our own singing voices inside the footbridge tunnel at the park!
We had another awesome concert with a bluegrass/old time music trio. We heard a guitar, a fiddle, and a double bass and learned about the different parts of those instruments and what they’re made out of and where they come from. The bow from the double bass is made out of horse hair, and the wood from the bow was made out of an old fence post!
Our week was also filled with lots of fun craft projects, yoga, capoiera, drum circles and an EPIC all camp jam session.
We’re looking forward to another fun-filled week of Musication camp. Our theme this week is “Music From Around the World” and we have some fantastic concerts lined up. There is no room left in this week’s camp but we do have 3 spots available in next week’s mini-camp, August 29th – 31st and the theme is Songwriting. If you are interested in registering, click here.