Dalkey School Project Session 7 with Eamon Sweeney, musician: 23 May 2014 – Composition

Today’s session was spent focusing exclusively on composition using chime bars and anklung (an Indonesian tuned-percussion instrument made from bamboo – see below)Image

Opinions are divided in the class as to whether the sound of the anklung work for our needs. For a non-traditional use of anklung listen to this:

Ultimately, for better or worse we discarded the anklung, and instead focused on the chime bars and various techniques for creating and arranging the composition.

Inspiration for methods or arrangement came from all around us – physical characteristics, calendars….

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