Young musicians from across Norfolk are working with a team of musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) and Norfolk Music Service in Share Sound. You’ll create your own music inspired by ideas around phoenix and rebirth.
What you need to do for your recordings...
Watch this handy video from Digital Producer, Will:
1. Film yourself playing the piece. There’s a video from Will on the main resource page explaining some tips about how to get the best video possible, but in short you need to think about a few main things:
- Location - make sure the place you film yourself is right. It needs to be nice and bright, so near a big window is great. It also needs to sound good too, so not too echoey - sometimes dining rooms, conservatories etc can sound echoey because they have lots of hard surfaces.
- Where to position the camera - put it in a horizontal orientation and rest it somewhere. If you can’t rest it somewhere, get someone to hold the camera - but make sure they keep it nice and still! You need to be about 1-2 metres away from the camera, in the centre of the frame.
2. Film 10-20 seconds of footage representing each of these three themes. Be as creative as possible with how you interpret these three themes - we want to see lots of variation and creativity!
- Fire - This could be something red/orange/yellow, something hot, something angry, something destructive, something warm. We don’t want just a flame - filming this is a bit dangerous and a bit boring!
- Desolation/reduced to ash - Think about something that has been destroyed or is empty, think about what colours make you think of desolation. It’s empty, devoid of life.
- Rebirth - It’s spring, so there’s lots of rebirth at the moment! There’s also the social rebirth - of the world coming back to life after lockdown. Rebirth could also be something new or young, or something emerging
If you have more than one idea you’d like to film, feel free to send them in, also don’t be afraid to play around with filters and settings on the phone or camera you’re using. We really want you to express yourselves!
Get to know some of the musicians you'll be working with
Meet the rest of the team
Get to know more about James (Artistic Director), Yshani (Associate Music Leader) and Stuart (Senior Creative Producer at Orchestras Live).
Share Sound is produced by Orchestras Live in partnership with Norfolk Music Service and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. It is a national project supported by Arts Council England, Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation, and the Radcliffe Trust.