Stereophonic Oscillation e-Orch Music Creation and Performance in Practice Project
Hong Kong Association for Music Educators

Trailer of the project (In Cantonese)

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Highlights and Objectives

  • A school-year-long digital music creation and e-Orch performance education project
  • For secondary and primary schools interested in electronic music creation and performance
  • Aims to teach students the knowledge of digital music, creation and performance of music by tablet with video enhancement, and allowing participating students to share their works via live and social media
  • Project includes performance apps learning on tablet, music creation, digital music ensemble and orchestra, record and edit video, as well as performance
  • Participating students will have a live performance and exhibition at a professional performing venue

Content

Stereophonic Oscillation e-Orch Music Creation and Performance in Practice Project, is divided into two parts. The first part of the course promotes music learning through innovative ensemble - e-Orch with tailor–made classic or different types of music arrangements. Students will learn to master pitch, rhythm, phrasing, etc. and vividly interpret the character and style of the music piece during rehearsals and performances. They will also learn about various concepts in music. To enrich their music knowledge and performance experience, students will have the opportunity to play with professional instrumentalist in addition to playing the music piece rearranged for e-Orch at the finale performance.

The second part of the course focuses more on music creation in which students will learn various composition techniques through improvisation, music games and activities. Students will work in groups to co-create a new composition for e-Orch with inspiration from works by the maestros. The expected creative work would be a variation of a famous melody or an original composition with influence by a great composer which will be performed by the creators during the finale performance cum exhibition.

Implementation

  • From September 2019 to July 2020
  • The project will run for 11 months in three phases

Event Date Activities
Phase 1:
In-school Lecture Demonstrations
September 2019 The course introduction will demonstrate how to perform in e-Orch setting, and to compose music with apps. Students will be invited to join the demonstrations to gain new musical experiences with the use of tablet.
Phase 2:
Music Creation and Performance Training Workshop (24 sessions)
September 2019 to July 2020 e-Orch Training Workshop (10 sessions) & Music Creation Workshop (8 sessions)
Students will be trained in e-Orch setting in which they will learn to perform classic repertoires for the e-Orch. They will be equipped with proficiency in musicianship and ensembleship. To enrich their performance experience, students will have the opportunity to rehearse with professional instrumentalist to play one of the repertoires in finale performance together.

Students will learn how to improvise with given music elements like melody, harmony and rhythm. They will create their compositions through jamming music together with inspiration from maestros’ works. Their improvisation will be recorded and further polished for refinement.

Video Production Workshop (4 sessions) & Rehearsal (2 sessions)
Students will produce their own music videos by embedding original footages/ images into their music compositions. The works will be practiced during the rehearsal sessions.
Phase 3:
Joint School Finale Performance cum Exhibition
(1 session)
July 2020 Students will perform masterpieces and their original compositions in e-Orch setting. All compositions with embedded video will be displayed in the exhibition gallery.
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Project Details

Group
Primary Schools Secondary Schools
No. of Participating Schools 4 Primary Schools 2 Secondary Schools
Target Students Primary 4 to 6 Secondary 1 to 3
No. of Participants 20 students / school
Course ScheduleΔ 1 or 2 session(s)/week
1.5 hrs/session
No. of Workshops 24 sessions
Fee Payable# $384* / student

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Participating school should prepare their own tablets with apps and portable speakers for the workshop and finale performance cum exhibition. Schools may contact the art group for detailed information and specifications.
* Each student participating in the finale performance cum exhibition are required to pay $80 as costume fee.
# Fees are at a per head basis. All fees paid are non-refundable.

Download Application Form (Chinese Version only)

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Enquiries

Application & General: 2591 1733 (LCSD)
Project: 5943 1323 (Hong Kong Association for Music Educators, c/o ArtsArea Management)
Photo Credit: Baptist Rainbow Primary School, Kwun Tong Government Primary School, Law Ting Pong Secondary School, Ma Tau Chung Government Primary School, Taoist Ching Chung Primary School, Tsung Tsin Christian Academy (school name in alphabetical order)