I'm excited to have the opportunity to work on this fun little project with Arcadia Winds called Make Wind. It's made possibly through the Australian Music Centre's Peggy Glanville-Hicks Commission this year, which we were fortunate enough to be amongst the 10 successful recipients.
Make Wind aims to educate and inspire Australians to make wind music in their own homes, then bring diverse communities together online to participate in and celebrate Australian music.
A short series of educational videos will teach viewers how to make basic, affordable wind instruments from household materials and how to apply the simple but powerful principles of wind playing to make music on them. The second stage of the project involves calling on viewers to record video of themselves playing their home-made instruments. Once these recordings are collected, Arcadia Winds will work with composer Lachlan Skipworth to digitally combine, layer and manipulate these recordings, in combination with music recorded by Arcadia Winds, into a new piece of audiovisual art.