The final stages of the Hope Index are being put in place. We have completed construction, assembled the piece, painted it and added the themes and emotions that make up the extremities of the Hope Index.

There has already been plenty of discussion about what we have chosen to represent in this little matrix of moods, themes and emotions. These are not the only ideas represented in our music, or perhaps not even the most accurate as to what might be evoked by listening.

However, when you consider how these emotions are similar – or different – and where they overlap, intersect and conflict – well, we believe there’s a lot to think about, and to learn!

As one eleven year old who has been studying the creation of the Hope Index asked:

“What is the difference between Love and Compassion?
Aren’t those the same thing?”

This is the right question to ask. We can’t wait to see how you might answer!

Here’s a little hint at how to participate on Thursday:

Step 1: LISTEN to the music.

It carries words, sounds, mood and tone.

Step 2: CONSIDER the ideas that make up the Hope Index.

They represent Fear – Hope – Love – Sadness – Confusion – Compassion. The space between the words is open to your interpretation.

Step 3: MAKE YOUR MARK

Place a marker somewhere on the index, reflecting what you hear and what the music evokes on the Index. There is no right or wrong answer. There may not even be a single answer.

Step 4: REPEAT steps 1 to 3.

We look forward to seeing you in Oppenstein Park this Thursday July 30th, between 11.30am and 1.30pm.

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