In Holly small group we have been exploring instrument and composition skills through improvisation. We discussed what makes good improvisation - listening, leaving space for others, and being responsive. After a couple of weeks of honing our ensemble improvisation skills we turned our focus to our Migration topic.
We came up with some key words that we could interpret musically.
Then, through improvisation over the next 2 weeks, we generated some ideas around these words. We chose to reflect on the words apart and together, thinking about how that sounds as a rhythm and how we might move between the two using unison and sparse, scattered playing. Then we created a pleasing melodic hook to symbolise the idea of 'home'. Then after playing through and discussing these, we organised them into a composition using a graphic score. We recorded different sections and arranged them according to our score. Have a listen below.