THREE SOUND GAMES FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS, by Brian Kenney
This is a collection of three text scores I wrote to begin applying some of my Deep Listening experiences to the 4th and 5th grade string ensemble classes I teach at the Whidbey Island Waldorf School. After some trial and error I found that a very simple, game-oriented approach (though without winners or losers) worked best with my students, and to let them draw their own conclusions about the value of the process. They have enjoyed these exercises and I am encouraged to continue working along this line!
I am a teacher, musician and farmer living on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound. I teach String Ensemble Class at a local Waldorf school, and play violin in local orchestras and electric guitar in a modestly-experimental rock band. I am a dedicated bird watcher and bird listener and I compose music based around local bird song. In the Summer of 2021 I participated in the Deep Listening Intensive I workshop, which I loved, and am planning on doing the Intensive II during the Summer of 2023. https://briankenney.bandcamp.com/releases