The Beauty of 8

Secondary KLA:
Creative Arts
Educational levels:
Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12

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The Beauty Of 8 eResource gives insight into a fusion of Australian and Japanese cultures and rhythm. The end product is an exciting and dynamic artform that appeals to all ages. Taikoz is at once meditative and free-spirited, primal and dramatic. This eResource encourages students and teachers to observe, listen, perform and compose using ancient aural traditions alongside more modern scores. Traditionally, taiko is for males to perform. Throughout The Beauty Of 8 you will see how taiko has evolved into a new, elegant, choreographed artform for both men and women, at the hands of Chieko Kojima and Taikoz. As well as extensive concert footage, there are many attachments in this eResource that allow students to delve further into topics such as: taiko instruments, instrument makers, Taikoz artists, tech specs (lighting and staging), dance, traditional roles of Japanese music, artistic collaborations, musical inspiration and general background.

Australian curriculum content descriptions

(ACAMUM092) Experiment with texture and timbre in sound sources using aural skills

(ACAMUM093) Develop musical ideas, such as mood, by improvising, combining and manipulating the elements of music

(ACAMUM095) Structure compositions by combining and manipulating the elements of music using notation

(ACAMUM096) Perform and present a range of music, using techniques and expression appropriate to style

(ACAMUM099) Improvise and arrange music, using aural recognition of texture, dynamics and expression to manipulate the elements of music to explore personal style in composition and performance

(ACAMUM101) Practise and rehearse to refine a variety of performance repertoire with increasing technical and interpretative skill

(ACAMUM103) Perform music applying techniques and expression to interpret the composer’s use of elements of music

(ACAMUR104) Evaluate a range of music and compositions to inform and refine their own compositions and performances

More information

Resource type:
Interactive Resource
ScOT topics:
Music, Japanese art, Artists
State of NSW, Department of Education
State of NSW, Department of Education
Date created:
Monday, 19 October 2020

Resource ID: efb62cca-38cb-4ba1-aac9-c9503d7e69e0