Neolithic echoes?

Pupils from Peterston-Super-Ely made their own Neolithic style markings and interpreted them using vocal sounds or/and drum sounds. They were told before they started drawing that their patterns would be used as a graphic score, and that they were to think about ancient magical ceremony music that might be heard inside a stone chamber. A delay pedal was used with a microphone to create the echo effect. This is not supposed to be Neolithic music, but it is at least organised sound from the twenty first century that has been influenced by markings made 6000 years ago. The children were shown the stone from Bryn Celli Ddu that resides in the National Museum in Cardiff. This and other photos of Neolithic markings influenced the children’s ideas.

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