Interactive educational workshop for children age five and up. SOUNDRING was created by the Slovak contemporary musician and composer Fero Kiraly. In the workshop Kiraly uses a custom-made electronic instrument called Zvukodrom.
During the workshop, children listen, compose and conduct. First, Fero explains how to listen for varied environmental sounds as a snoring dog, meowing cat or a motorcycle. Then the children use the Zvukodrom to improvise with those sounds and play together in duet, trio, quartet or even an entire orchestra. The Zvukodrom can be used by 20 active players at a time. Children become aware of mathematically based concepts like keeping time, learn collaborative listening skills and even practice the art of conducting.