Dr Who inspires musical event

PUBLISHED: 09:30 30 June 2010

Sound beam guru David Jackson controls the sounds of the Doctor Who based play.

Sound beam guru David Jackson controls the sounds of the Doctor Who based play.

Daniel Wilson

A TIMELORD and a Tardis swooped on a school for an unusual musical performance.

A group of students from Meldreth Manor School, met soundbeam “guru” David Jackson, who played a variety of music and re-enacted scenes from the popular BBC 1 series Dr Who.

David, who has worked for Radio 4, was supported by David Cross on his electronic violin for the performance which marked the school’s 15th annual music day and featured a colourful backdrop of daleks and a Tardis.

Soundbeam is a device which uses sensor technology to translate body movement into digitally generated sound.

It enables pupils to move in front of it and create different sounds. It can be pre-programmed to produce range of sounds, including voices, the noise of a car engine, or dalek sounds.

Roger Gale, principal of Meldreth Manor School, said: “It was a really entertaining performance. Our students really enjoyed themselves and it was great to be joined by so many youngsters from other schools in the area.

We are grateful to David Jackson for his continued support and for helping create such a fun day.“

Children from Meldreth and Fowlmere Primary Schools also joined in the fun.

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