Project results for SenseSquared


hEAR DROPS
An online series of animated cartoons for an audience of children, parents and teachers. Each video contains playful ideas on sound and music that invite subtle sensory interaction. All exercises are extensively tested in Musica’s practice sessions. Because of its completely nonverbal approach, the format can be used in any country in the world.

Output: 

  • A number of annotated video cartoons on Youtube
  • Two online and active seminars aimed at teachers
  • Contents will be made available as an Open Educational Resource under the Creative Commons License

Leading organisation: Musica Impulse Centre
In collaboration with Stavanger University

Zintuin
A range of activities incorporating the four main aspects of musicality (sensing – communicating – embodying – audiating), to explore generic approaches to SenseSquared’s main ideas. These are implemented at four local primary schools and one local music academy. Teachers and pupils alike get involved in a process of deep learning.

Output: 

  • A pdf collection of exercises & documentation of the artistic interventions
  • A collection of video clips of exemplary moments
  • Contents will be made available as an Open Educational Resource under the Creative Commons License

Leading organisation: Musica Impulse Centre
In collaboration with CMT, Sisters Hope & Marres

Zooming 1000 Birds Constellation
A community-driven interactive art installation, exploring the universe of real and imaginary birds. Through online course training and other educational activities, a ‘poetic ecosystem’ of tactile and virtual objects and experiences is created. The art of origami will play a key role in the creative process.

Output:

  • A tactile participative art installation (physical objects) and its digital counterpart (a soundscape)

Leading organisation: Companhia de Música Teatral
In collaboration with Maastricht University

Tools & Kits
A collaboration with Anna Harris to create a unique framework and notation tool for sensory learning. This can be used by educators to observe, notate and objectively value sensory learning activities. This online/offline toolkit is aimed at educators, teachers and students to research contemporary culture together and find new innovative solutions.

Output:

  • A graphic digital toolkit
  • An online platform for collaboration and disseminatoin of ideas
  • A ‘training the senses’ event

Leading organisation: Marres
In collaboration with Maastricht University & Musica

Sisters Academy – Inhabiting The Sensuous
A book on the collective’s experiences in working with artistic interventions in education. This provides a theoretical framework behind their performative manifestations and unique participative approach, where the audience become ‘inhabitants’ of the sensuous universes they create.

Output:

  • A physical book publication

Leading organisation: Sisters Hope
In collaboration with CMT & Musica

The Human Voice – A Sensuous Approach Into Musical Identity
This project will develop concepts towards a more sensuous and artistic education on the voice. Through playful and sensuous exercises based on an artistic attitude, educators in the field of Early Childhood Education and Care are given skills, knowledge and confidence to incorporate their inborn musicality in their work.

Output: 

  • A number of workshops at schools & Stavanger University
  • A number of short videos that illustrate the exercises
  • Contents will be made available as an Open Educational Resource under the Creative Commons License

Leading organisation: Stavanger University
In collaboration with CMT & Musica

A Team Ethnography of Sensory Learning
The SenseSquared project includes an innovative team ethnography, where each partners’ project staff either conduct or supervise ethnographic research in their associated schools. The team will receive appropriate training in this method.

Output:

  • A training workshop for all participants
  • A book publication documenting the actual ethnographies & the research methodology
  • An ethnography study of the collaboration itself, conducted by Anna Harris

Leading organisation: Maastricht University
In collaboration with Musica, CMT, Marres, Sisters Hope & Stavanger University