Sounds around the City

Inglewood Primary School Year 7 students, from left, Caleb Thompson Fanciulli [NO HYPHEN], Lucy Sutherland and Ronan McEwan composed music on laptops using bespoke software [NAMES OK]
Inglewood Primary School Year 7 students, from left, Caleb Thompson Fanciulli [NO HYPHEN], Lucy Sutherland and Ronan McEwan composed music on laptops using bespoke software [NAMES OK]

The school was one of seven to take part in the program, supported by the Commissioner for Children and Young People WA, where students used computer software to identify and digitally record sound reflections of Perth.

Composer Tod Machover then used the student contributions, together with submissions from the wider community, in creating the symphony Between the Desert and the Deep Blue Sea.

It will be performed at the finale of PIAF on March 1.

Inglewood music specialist Peter Gilchrist said a group of 10 dedicated students from the school were a part of the program.

‘They concentrated on thinking about sounds we hear around town, such as the Royal Show, Swan River or Cottesloe Beach,’ he said.

‘We then started thinking about what sort of sounds could be used to reflect those places.’

The students will listen to the rehearsal performance of the symphony in the lead-up to the final event.