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 Summer half term project:
This half term project will be themed around 'The Language of Rhythm' taking starting points for our new musical creation from Indian spoken rhythmic patterns known as Konnokol.
Led by Tara Franks (Cellist and SCP founder), Preetha Narayanan (Violinist and SCP connected artist and very special guest percussionist/composer Bernhard Shimplesberger who has been touring the world with his revered performance and collaboration project 'Rhythm Diaries'. Find out more about Bernhard here.
SCE young players say...
“A really good 2 day band experience ***** A holiday must do” (Sam -Drummer)
“I loved all of it and I will come next time” (Basilio - Viola player)
“My favourite thing was that we all played together, also that I met new people.” (Molly - Violin player)
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?
Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st May
10am - 4pm at Arts and Media School, Islington.
1. Click on the booking form, fill in and then email to firstname.lastname@example.org *email if you would like a word doc sent to you instead
2. Make payment (see discount options including limited early bird tickets and sign up as a pair for a discount price)