49 Future Forwards: Exploring Frontiers in Education
compositional skills. The class is an ideal pathway into IB music. They study
recording studio techniques, electronic composition and film scoring using
the software platforms Logic Pro, Ableton Live, Sibelius, and Protools. It is a
perfect pathway into IB music.
Music Tech Project: Re-writing Disney’s “Fantasia” and
Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring”
For this project, students compose music to an excerpt of Disney’s Fantasia.
On one level, the purpose is to apply the skills they learned earlier in the
semester to the idiom of a film soundtrack. But a more fundamental reason
also exists: This project steeps students in the compositional methods of
one of the 20th century’s most important musicians—Igor Stravinsky.
A page from Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring revealing layers of ostinatos