Water symphony

Listening suggestions

  • 5 – Bmakzhiwe
  • 11 – Chant des baleines

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IMAGE

Renata Buziak, Alphitonia excelsa… antiseptic… , 2015
Emily Marie Séguin, Water symphony, 2022

Note from the artists

In certain Anishinaabeg communities, Water is sacred and is recognized in different forms: oceans and rivers, lakes and streams, as well as rain and our tears. It is important to protect Water because Water is the source of all life.

Where

On the floor.
You can sit around one container of water, or, if you’re in a group, set up different stations and split up into smaller groups to do a rotation.

With what

Big containers with water in them and small objects such as cups, straws, spoons, sponges, sticks, facecloths, etc.

How

Using the objects at your disposal, freely explore what sounds you can make with the water.

Try something else

Listen to what takes place under the water. Insert straws (preferably paper rather than plastic) or another type of tube into the containers of water and listen to the whales with the aid of track 11 - Chant des baleines.

Talk about it

- How can we protect the Water and be friends with It? What promises can we make to Water?
- How do you feel when you hear Water?
- Where can we find Water? (the rain, a lake, the sea, a stream, a pond, in the bath, coming from the tap, in our bodies, etc.)
- What do we need in order to make music?
- Which sounds did you prefer? Which objects were they made with?

Take it further

You can guide the exploration by giving directions based on speed, intensity, actions or abstract concepts, for example: gentle, angry, happy, sad, rainy day, a fish and a shark...

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Activities

Like a tiny forest

Water symphony

Show me the way

The impression things make

An invented language

A leaf in the wind

We are a landscape

The wind chime

Our heat

Do you hear?

The talking balloon

Sensation trail

Activities