instro-experimento by playable streets @ abbotsford convent, abbotsford

Mamma may as well start calling herself a groupie. This is the third experience we have had with Playable Streets and AGAIN we are so impressed. Currently taking place at Abbotsford Convent, Glen and his team invite children to interact with some of the most unique instruments you are ever likely to see. 

There is the water piano, where one touch of the water surface creates the sound. A 'clippy' sound board, with lots of different foil creations generate cool sound effects. A noisy dance floor and a tuneful suitcase. And then there is Mamma's favourite - the Reach Out Sounds installationThis bucket style instrument requires touch and connection in order to work. The little ones will need an extra arm to make the sounds and once they work it out, they will soon be spinning you around the dance floor too! 

The whole experience is about experimenting with what can be used as an instrument and in THIS environment, nearly everything is! Drop in sessions continue tomorrow (Friday) and the weekend will be The Experimental Ensemble Fun Days! 

Mamma's special mention: Abbotsford Convent is a wonderful place to explore with the family. With markets happening regularly, as well as Collingwood Children's Farm next door it is easy to make a whole day of fun. 

the nitty gritty


drop-in experimental workshops
Tuesday 10 – Friday 13 July 2018, 10am – 1pm (sessions can be booked on the hour)
Experimental Ensemble Fun Days!
Saturday 14 – Sunday 15 July 2018, 10am – 1pm (registrations encouraged)

Registrations encouraged

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1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford