Creating with original instruments in kindergarten and school

Duration: 6 h

Seminar leader: musician and director Peter Kus

It will take place in the Maribor Puppet Theater on Friday, February 10, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. and on Saturday, February 11, 2023, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The seminar is co-organized by the Institute of Education of the Republic of Slovenia , and apply for it in the KATIS online catalog. For additional information, you can also contact Ada Holcar Brunauer (ada.holcar@zrss.si)

The seminar will begin with the lecture Rotatory children and musical creativity, in which Peter Kus will speak about the importance of the sound world in the growing up of children, about the forms of sound research in children and about the relationship of this "noisy" activity to music. It will show how we can use the creative potential of children's spontaneous expression with sounds and design multidisciplinary artistic projects based on the production and use of original instruments.

The major part of the seminar will be devoted to practical work, in which the participants, with the help of mentors, will go from making original instruments to their use in the independent creation of a short musical project (musical fairy tale, musical-puppet scene, musical score, music for a silent film, etc.) and its final implementation:

  • we will make new types of instruments from materials that are widely available,

  • we will indicate the possibilities of artistic upgrading of the instruments,

  • we will show how we combine different instruments into groups in terms of arrangement,

  • we will present exercises that enable better communication and improvisation in the group (e.g. the so-called "sound painting" technique),

  • we will present the graphic recording of music as support and inspiration for sound creation,

  • we will present the process of creating various musical projects, from the idea, the selection and preparation of the text, the making of the instruments, the creation of the musical background and the interpretation of the music and text.

Part of the program will be a viewing of the play Plastonci (on Saturday, February 11 at 10 a.m. in the Great Hall). It is an ecological musical-puppet fantasy that speaks to littering and careless destruction of our planet.

After the show and a behind-the-scenes look, the participants, with the help of mentors, will create their own original musical puppet show from recycled materials, which they will perform at the end of the seminar.

Opening hours
The LGM Box Office is open every Tuesday to Friday between 9 am and 1 pm, each Friday between 4 pm and 6 pm, each Saturday between 9 am and 1 pm and one hour before each event.
Where are we
Vojašniški trg 2, 2000 Maribor