Madame du Pompadour & identity
Magic carpet workshops are for families and under fives, they last 30 minutes and explore a painting at the National Gallery.
We explored Madame du Pompadour and her tambour frame, and the Baroque period. We took the theme of identity as a starting point, referring to Madame du Pompadour and the things she liked to do and our names and the things we like to do.
10.30am workshop, relaxed performance.
How the music was developed
Below are two short recordings of our relaxed performances and the full sound recordings of both workshops.
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11.30am workshop, relaxed performance.
10.30am full workshop recording
11.30am full workshop recording
Through demonstration, participation, creativity & performance we explored:
Baroque music: tonality, chord patterns, scales, pulse, trills, turns & balanced melodic phrasing.
Concrete sounds: dog barking, shoes tapping,
Abstract sounds: sowing, pearl necklace, frills & flowers on dress, curves on furniture
Sounds in the painting
Imagining the workshop content through story
My first response the sowing