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What Does Lemon Sound Like?

September 23 @ 3:00 pm

A multi-sensory music-making workshop for kids. Participants will make connections between sound and other senses, learn about graphic music scores, and work together to create a 3D music score using everyday objects to perform for their families. Sep. 23 is for ages 4-7, Sep. 24 for ages 7 & up.


What is a graphic music score?


Music scores aren’t always notes on five-line staves. They can consist of pictures (graphic score), words (text score), and other stimuli that provide either explicit instructions or creative inspiration for a performance. Non-traditional scores such as graphic scores can help make music creation and performance more accessible for people who have not been trained in traditional music theory. They are also fun to make and perform! In this workshop, the score will consist of everyday objects such as fuzzy fabrics, colorful blocks, and zesty lemons that participants will place around the room and interact with when performing. Small musical instruments will be provided for kids to use, and they are welcome to bring other sound-makers they have as well.


Is this event suitable for my kid(s)?  


If your child likes being creative and is willing to collaborate with other children to make and perform a multi-sensory score, they might enjoy this workshop! All musical backgrounds and movement abilities are welcome. Bright/flashing lights and loud/overstimulating sounds will be avoided (Margin, the facilitator, is sensitive to these things themself). Children are welcome to bring any comfort items and other supports they may need/desire.


September 23
3:00 pm


West Philadelphia Boys and Girls Club
5843-55 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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