Emma lives with her father in an old paper mill. Left alone to play, Emma begins to make her own secret forest – a forest of paper. She makes beautiful paper birds and huge paper trees ……and the paper forest begins to grow around her. A magical musical adventure of marvelous inventions and bird song set against the rhythm of the huge machinery that drives the paper mill.
“Absolutely magical….. Thank you so much for the opportunity to have live music come to Eynesbury and Brampton this week. The children loved it and the Goldfield Ensemble pitched their concert really well to the children and kept their attention throughout“
Head of Music | Brampton Primary School
The story was told with props including paper birds, a 5 foot paper tree and a newspaper ‘forest’ that grows to the music of John Adams and Philip Glass (string quartets). The music was selected to fit with the BBC Ten Pieces 2015. Children were asked in advance to make simple shakers and percussion instruments in order to join the Ensemble and become the voice of the ‘inventions’.
The Paper Forest was performed 10 times to 2000 children:
23rd March 2015: Willington Primary, Cambridge
23rd March 2015: Ridgefield School, Cambridge
24th March 2015: Exning Primary, Newmarket
24th March 2015: Burrough Green Primary, Newmarket
24th March 2015: Downham Feoffees, Cambs
25th March 2015: Alderman Payne Parimary, Wisbeach
25th march 2015: Heritage Park, Peterborough
27th March 2015: Brampton Primary, Huntgindon
27th March 2015: Bridgeton Primary, Huntingdon
27th March 2015: Waterbeach Primary, Waterbeach