This term I have been learning about the elements of music and how to show a special place using a piece of music which is called a soundscape. I made my soundscape using body features and instruments and anything else that sounds like something from a special place. For example if you blow In a quiet way it may sound like wind. In my soundscape I rubbed my hands together to make the sound of harakeke. I used my fireplace to make the sound of water. I used a box of beads to make the sound of the waves. And I blew to make sound of birds gliding. I think my soundscape is multistructural because I used things to make sounds to connect with my poem.
WHERE DOES MY HEART LIE?
Where the boat dances on top of the shimmering water,
Surrounded by harakeke using its long arms to greet me.
Where, the King fishers glide along the water's edge
Looking with eagle eyes for a slimy fish to feed on.
Where the angry waves belly flop onto the sand.
And the sand monster sucks my feet in like quicksand.
Where the wood pigeon swoops up the valley like a plane.
And the bell bird chirps a lovely song, practising for choir.
Where stray cats wander through the long wavy grass hunting their prey.
And the rocks sit there like houses waiting to break down.
I love this place
to watch the water, to hear the birds, to have picnics…
It is my happy place.