Noise Orchestra is a directed junk'n'found drumming workshop where we learn and play percussion grooves on a great collection of found objects and traditional percussion instruments. Beginners and Intermediate/Advanced levels are available.
Beginners is for anyone who would like to ‘have a go’ regardless of whether they have picked up an instrument before. No previous musical experience is necessary. It is relaxed and fun.
Intermediate/Advanced is for those with prior musical or performance training. Actors and dancers as well as musicians find the classes useful and relevant to their practice.
This class aims to improve your ability to feel and play rhythm, increases your awareness, refines your listening and builds your confidence. Skills learned in musical ensemble playing - risk-taking, communication, listening, awareness, empathy - are directly transferrable and generally improve life itself!
All instruments, mallets and materials are provided. Instruments are a mix of recycled items such as boxes, tanks, plastic drums, tin cans and wood, together with traditional percussion instruments like clave, maracas, drums and shakers. Participants are more than welcome to bring their own instrument if they wish - it can be any instrument.