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Drip Drop Play Make music with water!

3 - 13 January 2024

In the Centre for Creativity

Kids & Families

Performance Workshop | Ages 3+ | Drip drop! Drip Drop! What kind of music can you make with water? What sort of sounds does ice make? This January, join sound collectors Drip and Drop, and their friends to discover incredible new sounds found from dripping ice and giant bowls of water.

Play is our brain’s favourite way of learning

Diane Ackerman

Create your own sound scape with water!

Drip Drop Play is a joyful and calming sensory experience that encourages children to listen, explore and play in an immersive colourful world of ice and water. Families are invited to enter of a world of sound as you follow sound collectors Drip and Drop through different dimly lit environments of ice and water. Enter each environment with its own sound exploration and opportunity for discovery through play!

Facilitated by percussionist and composer Thea Rossen and her team, come together to play, create, and explore.

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Ad Lib Collective

Ad Lib Collective sepcialises in unique and transformative musical and inter-disciplinary performances for children and adults. Based in Boorloo/Perth Ad Lib is directed by percussionist and composer Thea Rossen. The Collective’s projects are influenced by classical and contemporary music and regularly feature cross genre collaboration. With residencies at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Canada and the Castlemaine Festival in Australia, Ad Lib have presented Music for Our Changing Climate at the Melbourne Recital Centre’s Metropolis Festival, The Water Concerto at the Four Winds Easter Festival and run regional and metropolitan outreach workshops for major arts institutions in WA and Victoria.

Ad Lib was the recipient of New Ideas Lab funding to develop Drip Drop Play at Art Play in 2018, and recently released Flashed Glass, a cross genre collaborative album with electronic music artists Sleep D presented by Play On Music. In 2023 Ad Lib Collective developed and presented Conditions of Growth with media artist Sohan Ariel Hayes, a multidisciplinary work that places exquisite chamber music at the centre of an immersive performance experience featuring projected generative animation and sensor driven LED lights inside flowerpots.

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