Music students work with LPO
Players from the London Philharmonic Orchestra came along on Tuesday to work with Music GCSE and AS students from Years 11 and 12 to help to develop their composition work.
Students worked on a collaborative piece based on a piece of music by Heiner Boebbels called 'Surrogate Cities' composed to launch the Southbank Centre's Cultural Olympiad. This uses a range of musical influences from rock to pop, jazz and classical to depict the an urban soundscape. The composer combines text, sampled sounds and traditional instrumental techniques to translate the architecture of the city into music.
Students played and composed alongside professional musicians and composers. They improvised around an initial stimulus to produce a piece of music which incorporated percussion, pianos, guitars, bass, flute, vocals, sampled sounds, improvised solos and a lush string section.
Students were very focused and the team were impressed with the level of energy and innovation that Dunraven students displayed in their compositional work.
is a project open to all musicians run by the LPO which is now available for Dunraven students to attend at the South Bank Centre. Each term students have the opportunity to showcase their work alongside players from the LPO in the Royal Festival Hall and other Lambeth venues. We look forward to seeing some Dunraven students involved in this project in the future. All details are available from Ms Blackler.
Ms E Blackler