Students of KS3 music will look at 20th Century music including minimalist music. They may be asked to use sequencing and audio manipulation software to create original soundscapes and to compose and perform minimalist pieces of their own. This quiz will test students knowledge of the elements behind the Unit 3 Soundscapes module.
In music, soundscape compositions are often a form of electronic music, or electroacoustic music. These have their origin in minimalist music of the 1960s, created by composers such as Philip Glass, Terry Riley and Steve Reich. Soundscapes may well feature elements like repeating patterns, interlocking rhythms or phrases, diatonic harmonies and layers of ostinati.
See how much you know about soundscapes by playing this quiz. Take your time and read each question carefully before you choose your answers. And don't forget the helpful comments after each question - they can be very useful. Good luck!