In today’s class we were handed a number of household objects and told to create a beat with them to follow a tempo set by our teacher. I was given a biscuit tin without a lid and with a rubber band wrapped around it. I found that pinging the rubber band created a metallic echo sound that kept with the temp nicely. I used a slight variation of this for the next task, in which we had to try and create a piece for a horror movie, using only the objects we had. People commented that my playing was the most noticeable part of the second task. And I was credited for creating the tempo for the task, allowing the other people taking part to easily find a place to slot in their own instrument.
Task 3 – Listen to 3 pieces of music and write about where they take you in your mind:
Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, First Movement: When listening to this piece of music I thought of a large war, between nations, where the conflict had gotten so bad that sides were beginning to use Nuclear Weapons. I feel that my thoughts may have been influenced by the movie ‘Dr. Strangelove’ which we had watched just prior to this task.
Mozart’s Requiem: For this piece at first I thought of a captain walking around his ship as it sinks, then when the faster paced, louder segments begin I thought of the camera panning around to show the chaos as things fell from tables and passengers fled towards lifeboats
Mozart’s Lacrimosa: For this piece I thought of a man who has just committed a heinous crime and is now being marched towards a court house to face his trial in which he will most certainly be found guilty.
Rosa Nera (2008) Mozart – Lacrimosa. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1-TrAvp_xs (Accessed: 6 February 2017).
madhammu (2009) Mozart – Requiem. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi8vJ_lMxQI (Accessed: 6 February 2017).
castout888 (2008) Beethoven’s 5th symphony. Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4IRMYuE1hI (Accessed: 6 February 2017).