From these questions a projects was formed with the aim to find out how to introduce the technology Gestrument for children, and them the opportunity to create new music without any requirement of practical or theoretical musical knowledge.
From this moment it was clear how fearless the children seemed to be when exploring the possibilities of Gestrument. The children created music in and outside of different genres as if it was the most natural thing in the world.
To extend this further, choreographer Lotta Garthon was involved together with dancer Mikael Strid and musician Jonas Kjellberg, to create a workshop for children. Together with them, the participants will discover Gestrument and at the same time get concrete examples of different scales, rhythm and instrumentation.
- With this workshop, the children will feel that it is possible to create music, without ”knowing” music. We wish to strengthen their self-confidence and get everyone to realize how much they can create by just being themselves, says Lotta Garthon.
This project was made possible with the support from Music Development and Heritage Sweden and Kulturbryggan, in collaboration with GRAME Lyon.