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Music Improvisation Workshops

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Music Improvisation WorkshopsΒ 

by theΒ 

Mornington Improvisers Collective

Are you aΒ skilled and passionate muso?Β Open to creating your own music with others? Not sure if you can improvise - but would like to?

A series of four workshops (each of 2 hours duration)

$40 discount package for all 4 workshops Β (or $20 per individual workshop)

strings, wind, percussion, keyboard, voice...Β 

You've honed your performance skills over years withΒ one-on-one tutelage and buckets of practice...now it’sΒ time to channel your skills to make spontaneous music!

Facilitated by Anne Norman and Poul Grage,Β professional performers whoΒ regularly feature improvisation in our gigs.Β We aim to stretch you into new territory, enabling you to take the next step to bring all your performance skills to the art of improvisation and the creation of new music.

​MAXIMUM of 20 participants - from teens to adults

A wonderful opportunity!Β This second season of MIC impro workshops isΒ generously subsidised by a Performing Arts Development GrantΒ from the Mornington Peninsula Shire.

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​Anne NormanΒ - shakuhachi performer; composer; improviser. BMus (classically trained on silver flute), DipEd music, MA Ethnomusicology, post-graduate performance studies on shakuhachi at Tokyo Univ of Fine Arts & Music. Anne holds a current Working With Children check.

​Poul Grage – drums/percussion; improvisor; composer and educator. BArts, BMus Perf Improv (Hons) VCA, DipEd, studied improvisation on drumkit and afro-latin percussion, exploring many other percussion traditions and techniques, all built on a beginning in classical percussion. Poul holds 2024 Victorian Institute of Teaching registration.

Ria Soemardjo -Β voice/percussion;Β is a Melbourne based musician with a passion for collaborating with artists across diverse range of genres and artforms. HerΒ  distinct, haunting vocal style reflects her Australian/Indonesian cultural heritage, and she draws on her fascination for Indonesian musical traditions in her song writing and collaborative projects. Ria’s most recent works exploreΒ  powerful contemporary performance/rituals, often in response to natural or urban sites.

Mornington Improvisers Collective
Poul Grage, Anne Norman and Ria Soemardjo

MiC work on Bunurrong lands, we pay our deepest respects to Elders past and present who have sung and danced on Bunurong Country for tens of thousands of years and have never ceded sovereignty. We also pay our respects to the lands, waters, flora and fauna of this beautiful Country.

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