Method and philosophy
Integrason’s methodology is a form of music education and collective creativity, created by Pablo Persico in 2009 (although his first experiences of working within this methodology were recorded in 2001).
The method takes influence from Carl Orff, Suzuki, the system of children’s and youth orchestras in Venezuela and incorporates languages such as soundpainting.
The philosophy is based on the principle that musical creativity and group practice are a means of both individual and social growth and development.
One of the distinctive aspects of the methodology, is the importance of the featured 74 instruments, which include symphonic and world percussion. These instruments are divided into six different families, each with their own specific criteria.
Each project features a systematization of content, activities and strategies, such as the subdivision of groups and the the cross-sectional transversal range of themes and activities.
Another distinctive aspect, is the professional intervention of an educational, psychological and social purpose, which take place during the group rehearsals and creative processes. The collective artistic structure of Integrasons, centres itself around the duel focus of the growth of the individual and the relationship within the group. The creative process is valued and prioritized as it offers a space to develop virtues and resolve conflicts. Within this context, areas such as attention, listening and silence, dialogue, concentration, confidence and self-esteem, psychomotor development and teamwork are worked on.
The method has a system of indicators which evaluates its own management and measures the results of the participants in and out of the orchestra.