David Wheway Head of Nursery

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					Sound Garden Project




The Grange School Nursery
        Daventry
The Sound Garden
Support for planning the sound garden provided by
NIAS (Northamptonshire Inspection and Advisory
Service)
Funding for the sound project provided by Arts
Council UK (East Midlands)
Staff met with the musician to think about ways in
which the sound garden might be utilised.
Musician: David Wheway
Head of Nursery: Hazel Kitson
The musician and the head of
nursery planned the garden.

Staff, parents, older brothers and
sisters and staff family members
worked together to create the
garden.
Preparing the sound
   mobile arbour
Electricity for
  the water
   feature
Technical data:
Wood from local DIY. Different lengths give
different pitches. Saw cuts underneath bars
give more-accurate tuning.
Washers underneath bars and in counter-sink
holes allow vibration.




                                              Building the
                                                  giant
                                               xylophone
Plant pot ‘bells’




                    Technical data:
                    Pots attached by wooden
                    discs and screws through
                    drainage hole – onto
                    wooden stakes set in
                    ground.
Hanging the large
    triangle




                    Technical data:
                    Long metal stake shaped
                    by Head’s husband.
The children explore the sound garden




                             Technical data:
                             Wind-chimes etc. donated
                             by families. Feather duster
                             beaters.
Technical data:
Different pipe lengths for
different pitches. Set in
box and secured with
cavity wall filler. Flip-flop
beaters.
                           Recording sounds using
Technical data:
Mini-disc recorder £70+-
CD Quality record and
                            a mini-disk recorder
playback. Linked to then
recorded on computer.
                            Children listen to the
                             water feature at a
                             distance through
                             pipes of different
                                  lengths.



Sound 1: Recorded outside
the pipe
Sound 2: Recorded inside
the pipe.



Technical data:
Pipes approx. 25 –30 feet
Technical data:
Drum ‘rescued’ from local tip.
For further information phone
     David Wheway on:
       01858 535224

				
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