Archive for April, 2007

Skate/Sound Presentation at Kolin Koulu Middle School; Koli, Finland

April 14, 2007

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Middle School students at Kolin Koulu were skateboarding in their gymnasium yesterday. But this was not your average skateboard. It was part of a presentation entitled “Musique Concrete”: a combination of sports, music, and interactivity which transformed the skateboard into a music-making device.

Students participated in the music process by rolling around the floor with the skateboard. This helped them determine how the sound was triggered.

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The boy sitting on the board (in the photo above) was the first volunteer. He told me that he was a big fan of heavy metal music.

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It was a delightful afternoon. There were lots of sun spots on the floor.

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The kids were cool.

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..and so were the teachers

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..and a VIDEO!!..or click on photo below to view clip.

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