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In term 3 the year five students from all three Great Barrier Island schools got together for a four-day ICT Intensive. The focus was on learning about and creating electronic music (electronica). First we listened to electronica and deconstructed it, looking at the different sub- genres and what they involved (sounds, tempo, mood etc). Using this knowledge we then created our own electronic music, trying to recreate different moods and sub-genres. We used free software Hammerhead Rhythmn Station and Audacity.
Here's the full planning for this intensive
Wikipedia offers a good overview and explanation of the music genre electronica
Starfrosch offers a whole world full of free electronica music (in all it's glorious subgenres) in mp3 form

Here's some of the music we created:
Year five students make electronica with a SCARY mood:
Bryn:

Kelly & Rachel:

Soul:

Gaia:

David:

Oriana & Mereaira:


Watch and listen as year five students reflect on their learning:


ELECTRONICA EXPERIMENTS by year 5 and 6 students:
Finn:


Tane:

Kelly:

Gaia:

Pawnee & Soul:

Tahi:

Wiri: