Free Room to Play: How does it feel?
Lise de la Salle. Photo: Jan-Olav Wedin
In the Free Room to Play composition project, students from Kung Saga School in Hägersten explored music and emotions. Thanks to Classical Futures Europe, acclaimed French pianist Lise de la Salle participated in the final concert.
Free Room to Play was a composition project carried out in autumn 2020 for students from the Kung Saga School in Hägersten. The project explored emotions, friendship and belonging, and also gave students a unique opportunity to develop their creative skills and talents. To conclude, students had the chance to perform at Konserthuset Stockholm in a professional setting.
Clarinettist Lucy Rugman was the Free Room to Play workshop leader and the results were performed at Konserthuset’s Grünewald Hall for invited students. The students created their own music based on the music of Shostakovich and Stravinsky. Musicians Emma Nordenstam and Johan E. Andersson, as well as acclaimed French pianist Lise de la Salle also participated.
A similar project was carried out at Jorielskolan, a primary school for students with special needs, and was presented on two occasions at Konserthuset in 2019.