The Grade 9s have been discussing the modern music making process and how it has changed in the past few decades. With the increase in external influences and the rise of more affordable recording technology, more artists are free to make music they way they want to without the oversight of major record labels and marketing agents. In preparation for their new project, the students have been listening to Western Classical compositions and trying to find ways to update or up-cycle orchestral music into more modern hip hop and popular styles. Their fledgling understanding of technology and their ears for catchy tunes should help them create something entirely new. Stay tuned to hear some of their creations!