Looping Musicians

Students at Woodman Park School worked collaboratively with international looping musician Georg Zohrer, to write and record a variety of songs emphasizing different math facts. Looping musicians produce all of the musical sounds (including drums, keyboards, trumpets, guitar sounds) using their own voice, while recording it gradually on a loop station. Jill Sears and Patty Driscoll’s classrooms brainstormed lyrics for these math songs before Georg arrived in September 2013. Georg spent a total of two days with the students putting the songs to music, and recording the children’s work. In this recording process, children were asked to come up with, and make particular patterned beats by simply clapping, tapping, or vocalizing. Their sounds and beats were recorded and then remixed into a polished song.