Lesson 2: Reversing the process using art to make music. Suggested Script to be explained whole hog and then released to play:
Having read the story last time, Student will be handed pieces of transparency paper and sharpies to make patterns.
Depending on time, either groups will make one of the following or all of the following: a linear pattern, a pattern with some kind of shapes (geometric or organic, to be explained if they do not know the difference), and/or an animal that would seem to tell the story.
Once people have their transparencies done, they trade their papers to make tracks of sound.
Linear images should get percussive or repetitive noises, shapes should get sustained or harmonic sounds, and the animal gets either spoken-word or voice melody.
To help with this, they should also create a motion that goes with the image and sound.
People should practice first whichever paper they traded-in, and the sound they think it should make.
Then find mates to layer papers and add sounds as desired.
Finally, the teacher can document with photography if there is a music stand, put white paper on it, and pick out and layer “tracks” adding people as they go.
The whole song-story then will include all the layers of sound we created.
The photographs of the layers can be turned into a book or website, maybe with the sounds attached too.
Since the images are on transparency paper, they can be put onto an overhead projector to create a large image and a festive quality. OR to be used to create a permanent mural of the music that is created via projection/tracing, painting onto a surface.