Every year at Renaissance the music department dedicates a term to celebrating music technology. We consider it an important part of 21st century music making and it also opens the door for our pupils to work on music that they are familiar with.
Remixing Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of you’ is the theme chosen by KS3 pupils in year 8 and 9 to work on music technology.
We will be using Soundtrap and each class has a different focus depending on their current topic in music class.
Year 8 is studying Gustav Holst’s ‘The planets and therefore their remix should include elements of Holst such as ostinato and use of programmatic elements to make their remix sound ‘spacey’.
Year 9 is studying Minimalism and thus their remix should follow the question: What would Shape of You sound like if Steve Reich had written it?
Here’s the original video:
Here’s an imaginative take on the same music using classroom instruments:
And here’s an even more imaginative take by Walk of the Earth: