Sound Garden Project The Grange School Nursery Daventry The Sound Garden Support for planning the sound garden provided by NIAS (Northamptonshire Inspection and Advisory Service) Funding for the sound project provided by Arts Council UK (East Midlands)
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The Grange School NurseryDaventry
Support for planning the sound garden provided by NIAS (Northamptonshire Inspection and Advisory Service)
Funding for the sound project provided by Arts Council UK (East Midlands)
Staff met with the musician to think about ways in which the sound garden might be utilised.
Musician: David Wheway
Head of Nursery: Hazel Kitson
The musician and the head of nursery planned the garden.Staff, parents, older brothers and sisters and staff family members worked together to create the garden.
Wood from local DIY. Different lengths give different pitches. Saw cuts underneath bars give more-accurate tuning.
Washers underneath bars and in counter-sink holes allow vibration.
Building the giant xylophone
Pots attached by wooden discs and screws through drainage hole – onto wooden stakes set in ground.
Long metal stake shaped by Head’s husband.
Wind-chimes etc. donated by families. Feather duster beaters.
Different pipe lengths for different pitches. Set in box and secured with cavity wall filler. Flip-flop beaters.
Mini-disc recorder £70+-CD Quality record and playback. Linked to then recorded on computer.
Children listen to the water feature at a distance through pipes of different lengths.
Sound 1: Recorded outside the pipe
Sound 2: Recorded inside the pipe.
Pipes approx. 25 –30 feet
Drum ‘rescued’ from local tip.
David Wheway on: