Creative workshops for advanced adults: 2020 series

 

Jan 18: Stravinsky Petrushka – meter and modes
Mar 7: Ravel La Valse – harmony and colour
May 2: Mussorgsky Pictures – orchestration and characterisation
July 4: Bernstein West Side Story – jazzicality
Sep 12: Adams Doctor Atomic – minimalism and maximalism

10.30am-4.30pm, Redland United Reformed Church, Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS6 6SA

£78 for the day. (Early bird offers £60 – one month prior to each workshop.)

Free on-street parking available in the area.

To register, email jonpjames@yahoo.co.uk and details will be sent.

NB Only space for 2 pianists, sorry! 

These workshops are aimed at able adult classical and jazz instrumentalists (grade 8+ or equivalent) who are keen to develop their creative skills and work together in both small and large ensembles.

It may be you went to conservatoire but life ended up taking you in a different direction, or that you have honed your skills as an amateur player, or that you are a professional musician looking for a fresh challenge and the opportunity to learn new techniques. Or maybe you’re just after a fun day to work with like-minded people on your musicianship at a satisfying, high level.

No experience of improvisation is required, but you will need to be open to giving it a go! The day is about exploring different ways of creating music together, using a number of tools to devise our own piece inspired by the composers of the iconic works above.

In the morning we will work on collaborative creative skills and cross-stylistic improvisation in a series of fun exercises. The afternoon the focus will be on unpacking the score and you will be led through co-devising a response to it in small and large groups, with an informal sharing to end the day.

Come and join us!