Creative workshops for adults: NEW in Oct 2019

Inspired by Britten’s Four Sea Interludes

Saturday October 26th 2019, 10.30am-4.30pm

Redland United Reformed Church

Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS6 6SA

£58 for the day.

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

NB Only space for 2 pianists, sorry! 

This workshop is 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! This day is about exploring different ways of creating music together, using a number of tools to devise our own piece inspired by Britten’s haunting ‘Four Sea Interludes’, taken from his opera Peter Grimes.

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 Britten’s 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.