Who is the course for: This course is taught in English. The course is suitable for teachers/ artists who wish to learn how to create and use musical instruments from found, everyday objects. Elective course in Arts Education masters program.

The course will begin with theoretical introduction into the building of original musical instruments, presenting philosophical and sociological background for the creative work: why do we build instruments out of everyday objects, why is the world musical and everything can become music and what is the relationship between noise and music. We will look into the crossovers of instrument-making with other art disciplines, especially recycled art and musical object theater. There will be a strong emphasis on the practical use of the instruments in the educational processes: how can we organize such projects in schools and what can be achieved.  

The central part of the course will consist of practical building of musical instruments. The participants will get an introduction to different technical procedures, materials, acoustic principles and practical advice that will enable them to work on their projects independently.

The last part of the course will be devoted to creating music on original instruments. After presentation of techniques of group improvisation and ‘sound painting’, participants will create a short concert, musical fairytale or music for a short silent movie.
 
Assessment: Attendance, Formative portfolio, Summative portfolio.

Supervisor: Peter Kus.

Time and place: Laugarnes, 17th and 18th April 4 PM - 7 PM, 20th April 10 AM - 4 PM and 21st April 10 AM - 2 PM.

Time period: 17. - 22. April 2018.

Units: 2 ETCS. 

Should students decide to take a course without ECTS the teacher does not provide feedback for the students work. Difference in the price of the course is therefore based on the teachers workload.
Courses taken without ECTS can be registered, without ECTS, on the students transcript of records.  

Price: 30.500 kr. (without ETCS) / 40.800 kr. (with ETCS)

Preliminary requirement: Good command of English. The course is for teachers and artists with a B.A. degree or a comparable education.

Further information: Ólöf Hugrún Valdimarsdóttir, Arts Educational Department Project Manager: olofhugrun@lhi.is / 545 2249