Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Creating a Storm...

Well today in new section of FYS, we created a rain storm. We were divided into two groups and were given about 5 minutes to make a storm, using only our bodies in a creative way. In my opinion, both groups did an awesome job. While the other group was performing I closed my eyes and was really able to picture a storm going on. Some of us slapped our legs, or snapped our fingers, or made a yelling noise(joshua), but they all represented different sounds of a storm. We are learning all of the different ways to becoming a better performer. Dr. Foy made a great point today, that he was able to get into our five minute prepared storm just as much as he was at a concert that he paid to see. It was also cool to see that both of our groups created sounds like a storm, but were both very different from eachother. Both groups followed the same pattern of a storm beginning, getting very big, and then very light again, however we presented this in different ways. The first group performed in a circle and had kind of a A,B,A form. The second group (3 of us) performed in a line, and showed a kind of cannon form. Both musically, showed a storm! It is very easy to take some sounds for granted, but when you actually listen, they are all very unique in their own way.