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Antarctic Waves DVD

Antarctic Waves

Antarctic Waves gives GCSE and A-level students direct access to an exciting music-making 'toolkit' that uses real Antarctic science to create compositions inspired by science from the Earth's last great wilderness.

Developed to fit with curricula specifications for 11-19 year olds, the BAFTA award-winning Antarctic Waves is thought provoking, exciting and fun to use whatever the student's age.

Music teachers can use Antarctic Waves to encourage creative thinking in music composition, develop student skills in ICT, improve familiarity with other software and connect to curriculum areas of science, geography and the arts.

Using the toolkit individually or in groups, students can generate their own ideas and enrich their understanding of sound, composition and science through five interactive areas of Antarctic research - the Wandering Albatross, Surfing a Glacier, All-Sky, Whistlers and Ocean Life help. Students and teachers can evaluate creative ideas and approaches and compare the value of their own work with others.

Two years in development, Antarctic Waves was tested by music advisors and students of different ages across Britain. All testers found it playful and innovative, and were quick to engage in hands-on exploration for musical ideas in a scientific context. Through a 'fishing game' students can follow the satellite track of the extraordinary wandering albatross, who forages food for her chick in an amazing round trip of up to 10,000km. This interactive music-making area both visualises and 'musicalises' the satellite data.

Antarctic Waves uses real science, stunning images and extraordinary sounds from Antarctica to stimulate musical composition. It enables students to create any type of music composition from pop and bhangra to samba and classical. This multimedia resource is available on CD-ROM.

Funded by NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology & the Arts) Antarctic Waves is inspired by a joint commission by British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and the Philharmonia Orchestra of a new Antarctic Symphony by leading British composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies. British Antarctic Survey and Philharmonia Orchestra teamed up with creative multi-media experts Braunarts, and between them, they produced the key concepts for Antarctic Waves - and educational development of the initial science-art collaboration. Preview Antarctic Waves.

See a review of Antarctic Waves from Teachers TV.

Order Details (excl. VAT)

Code No. disks per pack Price
BAS 1 1  £39.20
BAS 5 5  £69.20
BAS 10 10 £99.20
BAS 15 15  £124.00
PP2 Postage & Packing £2.95

For more information or to order a copy please email: schools@bas.ac.uk