Onomatopoeia Workshops

Since, 2014, the NOW Society has been presenting improvisation workshops to East Vancouver Elementary Schools, featuring the graphic score Onomatopoia - a forty-eight page comic book/graphic score created by Gary Wildeman. Following a demonstration of Gary's Work, including a discussion of onomatopoeic syllables, narrative and the generation of scenic landscapes, and a performance of part of the work, each student creates their own three-panel comic strip score. These musical scores/comic strips are then performed for the students by the NOW musicians, celebrating each young composer.