SoundsCreative Ensemble - February Half term creative band project

Feb 12 2018 10:00 - Feb 13 2018 16:00

Vortex Jazz Club, Gillett Square, N16 8AZ London

SoundsCreative Ensemble

Don’t just play, create!

Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th February 2018 10am - 4pm

SoundsCreative Ensemble is a half-term music project for young musicians (age 8 -14) who play a musical instrument and want to be in a band, get creative and compose some new music as a group.

This two-day workshop is creative and social, mixing band and classical instruments into one exciting musical pot with an informal end of project performance.

More about the creative process:

A team of the SoundsCreative connected artists support the children in developing new skills in improvising, creating, and composing music as a band. The participants not only use their own instruments throughout the workshop but also take part in a variety of vocal and percussion activities to help create ideas for their new composition. (Notation reading not required, just bring your ideas, enthusiasm and your instrument!).

Leaders this project include:

Filipe Sousa (Pianist and composer), Preetha Narayanan (Virtuoso Violinist and composer) and Tara Franks (cellist, composer and SoundsCreative Projects director)

What have players said about the project?...

"Absolutely awesome experience yeah!" (Dora, 10 yrs old)

" makes you feel like you've accomplished something" (Annalisa -13 yrs old)

"I enjoyed thinking that I helped make this whole piece of music" (Elena - 8 yrs old)

Who can join the band?

Partcipants need to be:

  • between 8 - 14yrs old,
  • able to play any musical instrument to a standard of grade 1/equivalent or above.
  • have their own musical instrument to bring along to the projects (apart from pianists!)

There is no need to be able to read music and the great thing is, every project the band is slightly different depending on who has signed up.

Where and when?

Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th February 10am - 4pm at Vortex Jazz Club N16 8AZ

(2 mins from Dalston Kingsland overland, 236 bus route, a short walk from Newington Green)

To Book a place:

Process payment (see discount options including limited early bird tickets and sign up as a pair for a discount price) and fill in all included details required.

Any questions contact Tara at...


More info:

Watch: Video about the SC Ensemble

This project is supported by Vortex Foundation 'In the Changes' project (Thanks to Paul Hamlyn Foundation)

Early bird discount ticket

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1 young player

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Pair discount place - 2 young players

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General Admission

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General Admission

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