Sound Symphony
Ellie Griffiths, Co-produced by Independent Arts Projects and Oily Cart
8+ yrs

Curriculum for Excellence Resources

This inclusive and participatory approach to music making and performance sensitively uses visuals, vibrations and physical interactions to engage the audience as well as reacting to individual needs and abilities. An experience that fits well in Science and Expressive Arts.

Opportunities for learning and curriculum links


By collaborating in experiments on different ways of producing sound from vibrations, I can demonstrate how to change the pitch of the sound.

SCN   1-11a

Expressive Arts

I have experienced the energy and excitement of presenting /performing for audiences and being part of an audience for other people’s presentations/performances.

EXA   0-01a/1-01a/2-01a

Class Stage
P4-S6 (ASN)
Curriculum Links
Expressive Arts
Institut français d’Ecosse
Duration: 50 min
Seating: Chairs and cushion seating


For special schools only

Please note that the young people's parents/carers are encouraged to attend the performance (up to 3 adults per child)

Institut français d’Ecosse
Lothian Chambers, Edinburgh , EH1 1RF
  • Monday 9 May 10:30
  • Monday 9 May 13:30
  • Tuesday 10 May 10:30
  • Tuesday 10 May 13:30
  • Wednesday 11 May 10:30
  • Wednesday 11 May 13:30
  • Thursday 12 May 10:30
  • Thursday 12 May 13:30

A performance especially created for Autistic young people.  (SCHOOLS ONLY)
Please note that the young people's parents/carers are encouraged to attend the performance (up to 3 adults per child)

Sound Symphony is a highly interactive, sensory performance made especially for and with Autistic young people. The show is a playful journey through sound and music. It provides a sensory rich environment, where the audience will feel music through their whole body.  It celebrates making music your own way, weaving together live classical instruments, singing and a wide range of weird and wonderful sounds.

This performance is responsive to each audience member, allowing them to become co-composers in their own symphony of sounds. It is designed for small audience groups to be able to accommodate and engage young people who experience the most barriers to access. This is a show for sound seekers.

Sublime… A deeply moving piece of theatre.” Sunday Herald



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