29 SES 06 A, Music and Creative Writing
Developed originally by Oded Ben-Horin from Stord Haugesund University College in Norway, WASO – Write A Science Opera – is an established creative process for academic proficiency in sciences, using research in music teaching and music pedagogy to empower students, teachers, opera artists, scientists and musicians. Built on a contributive process from the single idea to the final stageing of an opera, WASO tries to enlighten creativity as a common impulse between sciences and arts, so that the path to knowledge is similar in both areas.
The Opera’s theme will focus on the scientific subject in question (to be chosen from the science curriculum of each class), and the libretto will narrate the characters’ discover and description of the learning process and the underlying scientific concepts. The trainers of the involved areas will have to define a teaching/learning process which adopts a methodology that embraces the full understanding of the scientific matters as a result of both scientific and artistic fruition, being each process an end in itself.
Besides the artistic-scientific fruition, it’s intended to create a work of art – an Opera – gathering the following elements: musical performance, mastering the scientific areas involved, control of classical musical instruments, innovative techonolgy and motivation within the learning process. Opera or education through Art may lead to master both scientific and musical languages.
The students will access custom workshops related to opera work, such as drama, vocal coaching, scenic art, costume and prop making. Science related activities to discover and explore the Science academic programme are to be held by the students involved. In addition, a cycle of recitals is to be organized for teachers and students to attend so that one can benefit from knowing other composer’s approaches to science related themes.
Currently there are more WASO projects in north America, following a presentation at the Norwegian Embassy in Washington DC (Jan 17th). The implementation of WASO is groundbreaking in southern Europe, so we can have a faithful scenario of the project’s scope in a different culture from that where it has been designed.
This WASO project has applied for financial support by a portuguese programme called "Cultural Footprint - Arts and Education", a consequence of a Cooperation Memorandum between Portugal and three state donors: Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein. This programme is intended to promote and to build partnerships between portuguese schools or art institutions and those from the donor countries, aiming to stimulate and search for new artistic and educational projects. That financial support will help funding the development itself of the project, as well as workshops, exhibitions, recitals, conferences and seminaries - every activity linked to the completion of those selected projects.
This programme is intended to give children and young students the access to artistic fruition, by the same time those institutions involved in every stage of the project can build any kind of cooperation and mutual work, later extended to any school, institution or patron which can guarantee its sustainable maintenance through time, never losing the focus on children and young students that benefit from it.
Sustained development, equal rights on gender, environmental concern and good governing practice are set to be the master objectives for this Cultural Footprint, which is coordinated in Portugal by DGArtes, in cooperation with Norwegian Art council, and under the European Financial Mechanism 2009-2014. Final results to be known April 2014.
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