New Iannis Xenakis Resource for Secondary Schools

Iannis Xenakis (c) Xenakis Archive, Paris

"The projects will help students think outside the box and boldly go...!"

Secondary schools can now download a fantastic resource pack, Random Walks, crammed with practical ideas for introducing students to the work and ideas of Iannis Xenakis, a featured composer at hcmf// 2011.

Random Walks has been devised by composer Barry Russell, and was commissioned by hcmf// with support from the Young Voices Foundation.

The pack consists of a set of composition projects intended as a 'way in' for Key Stages 3 & 4 to the unique sound world of Iannis Xenakis. The music is sometimes rich and complex, sometimes stark and austere yet, despite its often cerebral origins, it speaks with strong emotions and raw power.

The seven projects offer ideas to students derived from Xenakis' approach to composition which they can use to model and create their own pieces. The projects will help students think outside the box and boldly go...!

Barry has worked as a secondary school teacher, a 'Musician in the Community', Senior Lecturer and Artist in Residence, and has delivered many education and outreach projects as part of Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. He is a pianist/performer with the Cornelius Cardew Ensemble, 50p worth of the Pound Shop Boys and works Europe-wide as a freelance composer/animateur. Barry has also written a book of composition projects for GCSE: The GCSE Composition Course, published by Peters Edition.

Download your free pack from the link below to get creating!

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