Global Citizens Together is a collection of five new powerful pieces of music created by the students of Scoil San Phroinsias NS Galway with Wall2Wall Music.
Over a series of workshops this year, composers and music facilitators Wall2Wall Music turned the classrooms of the students of Scoil San Phroinsias upside down as they played new instruments, learned new rhythms and created melodies, musical sections and lyrics in response to the theme of global citizenship.
Let's look at what the pupils have created...
The Big Why
The Big Why is in 3 parts. It came out of a 6th Class brainstorm and discussion about the challenges and concerns facing the planet, people and animals. It talks about climate change, extinction, health, homelessness, greed, plastics and inequality. The children question how this has happened and say we can do better.
Dreams of Our Future
This song reflects on the inequality in the world and the children's hopes for making a better future.
Swim to the Moon
This evocative soundscape is a collection of sights and sounds from music workshops, the Scoil San Phroinsias community, and the surrounding area. Audio composition by Feargus Murphy, videography by Cheylene Murphy.
Hear Our Voices
This song came out of music and lyric writing workshops with every class in the school. We explored what it means to be a global citizen with the children bringing in objects for a Portable Museum of Cultural Heritage, brainstorming and discussions. Every class contributed ideas to this new school song.
This ambitious project was funded by the Department of Education and Skills' Per Cent for Art Scheme, and delivered by Wall2Wall Music in association with Music Generation Galway City and the Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland, with support from Galway City Council Arts Office.