The Musical Torch creates music and art simultaneously using plaster casts of artists' hands.

Oftentimes, truly amazing things can start from very simple things. The Musical Torch, a large interactive exhibition which came about from a simple conversation among artists, is one example.

Created by MA Creative Practice For Narrative Environments students Alexander Schnell Sramek, Kevin Yeo, Seung Youn Lee, Elisa Magnini, and Amy Wallace last year, the Musical Torch is a collaboration between the Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields and Central Saint Martins.

The students worked with children from three Islington schools on a project that was part of the UK Cultural Olympiad‘s Music Nation. A hundred and forty students from 5 classes with ages ranging from 7 to 11 years old, participated in a series of art and music workshops. Each class created a piece of music as well as casts of their hands using one bold color. The piece of music was then passed on to the next class as inspiration for their own creations. The ‘musical torch’ was passed along the five classes.

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