SONGS FROM YOUR BACKYARD
A fantastic musical world is brought to life by Australian composer Paul Kopetz and poet Svyetlana Hadgraft. Students will discover music that depicts the environment around them, including the inhabitants of the fire tree, swarming fire ants and machine-like cicadas, demonstrated by sounds of the cello, clarinet, voice and keyboard. This engaging program paints an immersive picture of the Australian backyard and invites students to create their own music inspired by the sights and sound of their own environment.
RIANNE WILSCHUT clarinet
JONATHAN NG piano
KATHERINE PHILP cello
SHELLI HULCOMBE vocals
"The professionalism of the performers..and the way they adapted to all ages made the music accessible." Natalie Brown, Tamworth Public School
Our program is suitable for students up to Year 8.
Cross curriculum priorities
Links to other learning
Environmental education, social studies
Key general capabilities
ICT competence, critical and creative thinking