Where music and technology meet

WOOFYTWooden One-octave Organ For Young Technologists; n. a novel and challenging experience combining Music, Science & Technology
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Where music and technology meet

Although music can seem like a world apart from science, technology and engineering, there are lots of connections to be explored. The WOOFYT makes these connections visible and audible, linking music in a simple and direct way with the physics of fluids and the technology of pumps and valves.

Suitable for primary school children (aged 9+), older children and adults

Music-making on a single instrument with as many as 20 players at the same time

Create and control air flow and pressure, find out how pumps and valves work

Develop teamwork, teaching skills and leadership ability

Scope for participants with special needs

Thank you so much, they all learnt lots and were full of information. The staff also came back raving about the session!
The day was really well organised, and had a good balance of academic and practical work, and the opportunity to go into those chapels and experience their pipe organs in such an immediate way was a real privilege.
Trevor Bissell, Director of Music, Moulsford Prep School

Everyday science

There are pumps and valves at work everywhere: in homes, offices, factories, farms, cars, trains, ships, aeroplanes, space rockets - and inside living creatures, including ourselves. Mostly they work automatically, hidden from view and unnoticed.

Fun for all

Nothing about the WOOFYT is automatic. To play a simple tune, everyone has to work together to create and maintain a flow of air at the correct pressure, as well as playing the right notes at the right time. This cross-curriculum project is great fun for people of all ages - musicians and non-musicians alike.

Award winning traveller

The WOOFYT won an Arts for Business regional award in 2006 - judged to be 'the most innovative business and arts project 2002 - 2006'. It has travelled throughout the UK and beyond, most notably to St Paul's Cathedral. A WOOFYT flourishes in New Zealand.