Video log 5

Today, Monday 4th of November, we had a session with the team, at Café Sonja. The goal for the meeting was to prepare tomorrow’s workshop with the 18 pupils at Tove Ditlevsen Skole.

In the video you will be introduced to crew members Jaime, Kristine and Natalie, and you will hear about the development of the concepts for the innovation workshop. The introductory question was: how can we design a workshop were the kids combine a part of the digestion with a recycled material to build instruments. What criteria will  we set up and how can we make the pupils work according to these criteria?

As you will see, we decided to let go of the combination with the digestion parts and chose to design the workshop to only include working with the recycled materials and their sound.

And you will also see that we choose 3 criteria, setting up prizes for

  • the best sounding instrument,
  • the most durable instrument,
  • the instrument with most variation in the sound

Additionally we have designed a prize for the group that is best working as a group. AND an extra prize, open category, that can come in handy if one of the instruments doesn’t receive any prizes.

The concept that the class has been informed about since last week, preparing for Tuesday 5/11: The pupils are divided into four groups:

Group Part of digestion / scenography Recycled material
1 Preparation Metal
2 Mouth Hard plastic
3 Stomach Glass
4 Gut Paper

All pupils bring 1-2 pieces of recycled material on Tuesday according to their group’s category. Criteria of the materials:

  • it must be something that we throw out, ie. not angle iron and new paper, but, for example cans and phone bills.
  • the more common it is, the better, it should be easy to get much of it.
  • and so it must be clean!

Read this post about a former experience with building innovative trash instruments with kids (in Danish):  https://oerermedfilter.wordpress.com/2013/05/15/om-somstrumentet-xylogongen-handfladestrumentet-svampebobstrumentet-og-vejrstrumentet-og-om-en-metodisk-landvinding/

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