Community Workshop: WILD MUSIC

DATE Sunday 15 November
TIME 1-3pm with workshop showcase for families 3-3:30pm
VENUE The Old Dairy Community Hall, Ecovillage 639 Currumbin Creek Road Currumbin Valley Gold Coast Hinterland
COST $20 per child (includes all materials) BYO instrument (optional)
AGES 6-14
LEVEL Suitable for children who are naturally curious and want to learn about how music is created and can be put together. No specific performing level or instrument is required for this workshop but if you do play an instrument it can be an advantage to creating more in depth musical work at the workshop. Please supply approximate level of musicianship and instrument at time of booking.
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Eventbrite - WILD MUSIC | community music & nature workshop

Have you ever stopped to listen to the sound of an insect or investigated the sounds that sticks make when they crash together?  Do you listen to birds sing?  Natural sound is all around us.  Join Teaching Artist and professional musician Louise King to explore the natural world through sound making within the grounds of the Ecovillage – an international award winning eco community on the Hinterland Gold Coast.   Come along to this hands-on creative workshop designed for inquisitive minds and ears.  Engage with the stunning natural environment in a gentle forage for materials to create your own musical work.

Create music inspired by the feel, look and shape of natural found objects.  Explore form, timbre, texture and dimensions and convert them into pitch, melody, patterns, rhythm and visual patterns.  Discover how to engage your imagination and your BYO instrument to create unusual sounds and technical effects inspired by the natural environment.  See and hear examples of modern compositions using these techniques and discover graphic scores. Draw and plan a graphic score and perform and share your creative work in front of the other workshop participants and your family.

Children will have an opportunity to use simple musical tools, pattern-based mathematics and the visual arts to explore, develop and create art works that communicate the shape, texture and cycles of nature. Using your BYO instrument, voice or body percussion, you will have an opportunity to perform your creations at the workshop final showcase.

Presented by Teaching Artist and professional musician Louise King, this site-specific music workshop will give participants the opportunity to create, compose, sing and play music together and individually and spend time connecting with nature. Children will have the opportunity to perform their works at the final stage of the workshop and take their visual creations home.
“As the disconnection between children and nature widens, I wish to share with you my passion for nurturing inquisitive thinking and personal hands-on creativity.   Through making art that we care about that also responds to our environment, we can be inspired to make better choices to care for and notice more deeply our natural surroundings. Music is all around us and for me, it is a fundamental part of every child’s education.”

Children aged 6 -14 will have the opportunity to work together, collaboratively exploring what nature and music have to offer.  They will work both independently and in more specific skill oriented groups.  Cello Dreaming believes in community building opportunities and the benefits that come from combining multiple age ranges and abilities in musical activities.

what to bring

  • BYO Instrument
  • Closed in shoes
  • Hat
  • Water bottle
  • Imagination


Workshop Facilitator Background Information:

Louise King is a Teaching Artist and professional musician with over 25 years of educating and workshop design experience. Focused on exploring ways to make music accessible, interactive, inclusive and creative she designs workshops to support communities and individuals to learn about life, culture and nature through art-making experiences. The Cello Dreaming workshop program develops confidence, resilience, physical skills, curious minds and playful spirits, equipping participants with skills for a healthy and creative life. Workshops are available for families, schools, creative aging programs and local councils and festivals.

Louise is Artistic Director of Cello Dreaming and the Dreaming BIG concert series. A refined English cellist with extensive international experience and training, she is an inspiring concert artist, teacher, recording artist, adjudicator and event producer. Louise has won prestigious scholarships, music prizes and several international music competitions and performs in Australia’s finest music festivals and classical concert series.


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A performing place in the workshop is issued by Cello Dreaming and on behalf of the master musicians. The booked place in the workshop is considered sold and subject to the following conditions:

  1. The booked place cannot be exchanged with another applicant, returned and refunded after purchase.
  2. The right is reserved to add, withdraw or substitute presenters, artists, vary ticket prices, and/pr vary advertised programs, seating arrangements and audience capacity.
  3. The presenter, performer and Cello Dreaming reserve the right of admission to the workshop.
  4. If the workshop has to be cancelled due to natural disaster, adverse weather conditions or for any other cause reasonably beyond the presenter’s control, there is no right of refund or exchange, and no obligation is assumed by the presenter for the arranging of a substitute event.





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