Frayed rope swings over the river -
fireworks explode in slow motion,
Water makes white dashes where it meets the
Splashing people gently,
a warning that it's cold
The smell of ginger beer
drifts up my nose
making me twitch and shuffle on the spot.
As I gulp the drink down it's
tangy and fizzy
bubbling all the way
down my throat until
The drink is gone.
The wind softly blows,
A brownish crinkled leaf.
They slowly create a carpet of nature
On the rocky path.
The echo of children laughing and shouting
makes me feel at home in Arrowtown
That is my home.
This term I have been learning about the elements of music and how music in other countries has these elements as well. To show my learning, I used these elements to create a happy soundscape about my poem called ‘Arrowtown’. When creating my beat I used the wood block which sounds like a bongo and drumsticks together. Next I had to create a rhythm in which I used maracas and started quiet and then got louder and faded away. I also made some layers faster than others to make it not boring.
I think my soundscape was multistructural because I used a few layers and made a happy feeling. It went well when I worked by myself, but not so well when I was with my friends.