Venue: More Music THE HOTHOUSE 13-17 DEVONSHIRE ROAD MORECAMBE LA3 1QT
MAKING NEW MUSIC
A weekend of practical, creative, wholly participatory CPD training for music leaders and teachers.
Led by members of the acclaimed Grand Union Orchestra, sessions at the weekend-long training event will centre on musical traditions including West African chant and drumming, South African township music, UK popular and folk, North Indian classical music, folk music and songs.
The intention is not to replicate ‘world music’ styles authentically. We will use the new knowledge and experience as a starting point to create music distinctive to the workshop group. This will inspire your future musical collaborations and composition.
Improvisation (both solo and collective) will be a crucial element throughout, and will be approached in various ways
Bring instruments, including ones you don’t play very well!
Non-European instruments and players are particularly welcome.
Knowledge and experience gained in sessions will be useful to your workshop and education practice whether you work in schools or across the community.
There will be an end-of-residency performance of work at the end of Sunday. Some material from Saturday workshops may also feature in the Saturday evening show by the Grand Union Orchestra at the Hothouse.
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Saturday 10am – 5pm Workshop sessions
8pm show at the Hothouse with GUO, the Long Walk Chinese Ensemble and Chas Ambler.
Sunday 10am – 5pm Workshop sessions
More Music is delighted to be able to bring together such an experienced group of tutors, all of whom work in community music and education.
Tony studied music at Oxford and Nottingham Universities, developed work as a theatre MD before teaching composition to degree students at Trinity College of Music in London. He co-founded the Grand Union Orchestra in 1982, acting as artistic director and composer of most of its music and creating wonderful large scale community shows and performances. Features on the work of Tony Haynes and the GUO are broadcast regularly by UK national radio and TV stations.
Claude came to England with his family from South Africa and in London built on his boyhood experience as a brass band trumpeter and drummer. He has developed into one the UK’s most influential jazz musicians from his start as an original member of the Jazz Warriors. A founder member of GUO he is well known for his work with expatriate South African bands such as Chris McGregor’s Brotherhood of Breath.
An inspirational teacher and workshop leader, he directs the brass section of Kinetika and runs recycled percussion ensembles across London.
Born in Uttar Pardesh, Baluji began his study of music at Ajmer Blind School. He graduated from Lucknow University at a young age with a BA in Sitar and Vocal Studies and obtained an MA in Sitar and BA in Tabla at Alahabad University. As a teenager, he toured India with the National Ballet, discovering many of the regional folk styles of music. As well as being a master of sitar and Hindustani classical music, he is highly renowned for his performances throughout Europe, Africa and America. Baluji joined Grand Union in 1986, and has recently featured in Charles Hazelwood’s Paraorchestra, playing in the Paralympics closing ceremony.
Pete is a composer, performer, teacher and producer and has been the Artistic Director of More Music for the past nineteen years. He has written scores for theatre, opera and dance projects as well as songs for occasions and large-scale choral pieces. Peter is a multi-instrumentalist and teaches percussion, voice, brass and songwriting as well as the art of running workshops. He co-edited ‘COMMUNITY MUSIC : A HANDBOOK, a book that covers a range of music and music workshop issues and is aimed at inspiring and empowering music leaders. Pete is also the Fastest One Man Band In The World: www.fastestonemanband.com.
The course will take place at The Hothouse, Morecambe
The venue is fully accessible
Tasty vegetarian and non-vegetarian lunches will be provided on site and are included in the cost of the course.
Please let us know if you have any particular dietary requirements.
A creche can be provided for the weekend and will cater for ages 4 – 8 year olds. This will cost £10 per day per child (including juice and biscuits).
IT IS VITAL TO BOOK THE CRECHE IN ADVANCE
A local accommodation list will be sent on receipt of booking. Local B&Bs range from £25.
The costs of the course is £120 for a weekend (£60 concessions)
On receipt of a completed booking form and a non-returnable £20 deposit to the address below, we will send further details about the weekend. Cheques should be made payable to More Music.
PLEASE POST YOUR COMPLETED BOOKING FORM TO:
13-17 DEVONSHIRE ROAD
MORECAMBE LA3 1QT
01524 831 997
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