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Birdsong filled the air. Currawong calls competed with the humming legs of the tiktok cicada and the tinkling tones of the superb fairy wren.  The forest soundscape was everywhere as Musica Viva set the scene for their Walking with the Wilderness performance this week.

This performance was all about becoming aware of nature and actively listening to birdcalls, then demonstrating how musical instruments can imitate birdsong. The duo used a variety of flutes and creative percussion instruments (including cereal bowls) to cleverly replicate bird calls.

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Ms Helen brought together two year six classes with their percussion instruments to play the notes of the soundscapes they’d created in class.

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Daniel was thrust into the limelight to conduct the range of soundscapes and performers and the result was a rhapsody of nature.

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Students enjoyed the interactive nature of the performance, and so did Ms Helen’s budgie, Ricky, who added his voice to the soundscape as he too responded to nature’s orchestra.

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Written, photos and posted by D.Veary


One thought on “Musica Viva – Walking with Wilderness

  1. Helen says:

    Our wonderful students experienced Didarri ( deep listening), linking the wilderness with music through the exploration of our local environment and the ecosystems within it.

    Congratulations to our amazing MRPS students, for their enthusiasm, respect, cooperation and impressive performances. Thank you for participating in this wonderful learning experience this term everyone, Musica Viva we’re impressed by your welcome and response to performances.
    Thank you to our fabulous students, teachers, parents and front office staff for their support of the Musica viva program in our school.
    Ms Hel Bel, Bo Bo and Rico ( budgie)

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