The Patch-Work Music Composition Project honours the late music educationalist and composer John Paynter (1931-2010). He promoted creative music making for all so that young people could have a real experience of handling sound as part of their music education in schools. PHASE 1 of the Project (October 2010-May 2011) was directed by Dr. Liz Mellor (York St. John University, UK) and Tim Brooks (York, Local Education Authority Arts Education Manager) and included local primary and secondary schools, teachers and pupils, community groups, university staff and students who created their own compositions for the Patch Work Composition. PHASE 2 of the Project is being launched at the EAS (European Association of Music in Schools) Conference at The Hague, The Netherlands in April 2012. We would like to invite you be part of the European Patch-Work Music Composition.
This website showcases the energy, enthusiasm and creative music responses as we create the next phase of the PATCHWORK MUSIC COMPOSITION in honour of John Paynter.
Patch Point 2 composition submitted by Wheldrake Primary School, York, UK (Year 4: Ages 8-9).
Amy Lynch (Yr 3 student at York St. John University 2011-12) plays her composition for piano
based on Patch Point 1: I remember
created for Patch Point 1: I remember
‘Colours of the Capital Garden’ submitted by Chris Bush (M.A. Composition Student 2011, at York St. John University) for Patch Point 4: Already working on a composition