A band like no other, we don't just play we create!
Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th May 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!).
The experience of being in this creative band is like no other your young players will have experienced. For those learning classical instruments we take the notes away and play by ear, for those used to a band experience we play around with riffs and rhythms and work together to compose new innovative music, for those used to a folk playing experience the new melodies created will be entirely our own!
Leaders this project:
Tara Franks (cellist, composer and SoundsCreative Projects director), Preetha Narayanan (Virtuoso Violinist and composer) and Fernando Machado (Brazilian guitarist and leader of Brighton based band Lambrego)
What have players and parents said about the project?...