Composing a piece of music using unpitched percussion

A group of children, who have no experience of composing music, work as a team to produce a short piece performed entirely using their voices and clapping. Their inspiration comes from the environment around them, in particular a graffitied wall which is full of colour.

They translate what they see into rhythmic patterns and layer up the sounds to create a composition. The group then perform and record their final piece in a church. The children learn the importance of keeping in time and how a project develops from a simple pattern to a piece of music.

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