Using the River Wear in Northeast England as inspiration, a primary school and I created a musical journey from the North Pennines down to the North Sea, stopping off to explore on the way.
Using a river for musical inspiration has proved to be a fruitful tactic when composing for myself or with a classful or schoolful of children!
River music merriment and enthusiastic new songs with Year 6 at St. Michael’s C of E Academy in Flanshaw, Wakefield.
“Newcastle View” is a series of 12 photographs by Bradley Photography shown consecutively as a slide show with original music by Cheryl Camm, composed in response to and inspired by the pictures.
It’s lots of creativity and friends! And a song about collecting stuff, with music played with ping pong balls – this is the sort of thing I do at the Hepworth Gallery some weekends!
Off I’ve popped every Tuesday for the last 18 months from my riverside, countryside, fireside haven of a house in Northumberland into the urban heart of Yorkshire to spin my yarns of musical exploration with the youngsters of Lupset. Sometimes there’s been flooding on the line, or excessive snow, or a trip to New Zealand […]