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Performance dates & times

On demand (subject to availability)

Running Time 2 hours

Price range

$20 per student

One teacher for every 10 students will be admitted free of charge


To apply for a First Call Fund subsidy for this program, click here.

Suitability: Grades 7 - 12

The Australian Music Vault is a new exhibition at Arts Centre Melbourne that will celebrate the past, present and future of Australian contemporary music.

The Australian Music Vault is a new exhibition at Arts Centre Melbourne that will celebrate the past, present and future of Australian contemporary music. Delving into the extensive Australian Performing Arts Collection, objects will be on display for schools and the general public that will inspire and engage, telling the stories of the Australian music industry and its fans.

During this workshop students will create their own remixed version of a popular dance track by an Australian artist using music production software Ableton Live. Remixing tracks is an art-form in itself - give your students an insight into contemporary electronic music production with this hands-on workshop.

We encourage you to visit the Australian Music Vault with your students either before or after a workshop. Approximately one hour is needed to view the whole exhibition. Visitor information can be found here. Please feel free to contact us for more information.


Before the workshop

Check out the Australian Music Vault online here
Visit the Australian Music Vault

During the workshop

  • Experiment with samples and arrangement
  • Trigger samples with external hardware
  • Record and arrange samples
  • Mix audio

After the workshop

Student work will be made available for download after the workshop via a link emailed to the teacher making the booking.
Visit the Australian Music Vault


Primary

Learning Area Strand Description
Music Explore and Express Ideas Level 1 and 2
Use imagination and experimentation to explore musical ideas using voice, movement, instruments and body percussion
Level 3 and 4
Use imagination and creativity to explore pitch, rhythm/time and form, dynamics and tempo using voice, movement and instruments
Level 5 and 6
Explore ways of combining the elements of music using listening skills, voice and a range of instruments, objects and electronically generated sounds to create effects
Music Practices Level 3 and 4
Use voice and instruments to sing, play and arrange music from different cultures, times and locations, and improvise and compose music in different forms
Level 5 and 6
Develop and practise technical skills and use of expressive elements of music in singing, playing instruments, improvising, arranging and composing
Respond and Interpret Level 1 and 2
Respond to music, communicating their preferences and discussing where and why people make and perform music
Level 3 and 4
Identify features of the music they listen to, compose and perform, and discuss the purposes it was created for using music terminology
Level 5 and 6
Explain how aspects of the elements of music are combined to communicate ideas, concepts and feelings by comparing music from different cultures, times and locations

Secondary

Learning Area Strand Description
Music Explore and Express Ideas Level 7 and 8
Experiment with elements of music, in isolation and in combination, using listening skills, voice, instruments and technologies to find ways to create and manipulate effects
Level 7 and 8
Develop music ideas through improvisation, composition and performance, combining and manipulating the elements of music
Level 9 and 10
Improvise and arrange music, using aural awareness and technical skills to manipulate the elements of music to explore options for interpretation and developing music ideas

Level 9 and 10
Manipulate combinations of the elements of music in a range of styles, using technology and notation to communicate music ideas and intentions
Music Practices Level 7 and 8
Structure compositions by combining and manipulating the elements of music and using notation
Level 9 and 10
Plan, develop, and notate compositions with an understanding of style and convention


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