Year 8 Music and Science at the Royal Albert Hall
On October 1, 15 year 8 scientists and musicians travelled to the Samsung Digital Classroom, Royal Albert Hall to use music to gain a greater understanding of sound and light waves, culminating in the creation of a brand new piece of music.
Mike Poyser led the workshop. Mike has a double degree in Physics and Music from Imperial College and the Royal College of Music.
Boys completed tasks such as working out the time delay from the stage of the Albert Hall to the Stalls, estimating the volume of the Albert Hall, composing and recording a chant or rap about sound and working out the frequency of different musical notes to create a sound generator ensemble on Samsung tablets.