Summer Improvisation Workshops
Are you a skilled and passionate muso? Open to creating your own music with others? Not sure if you can improvise - but would like to?
THEN THIS IS FOR YOU!
Join other sonic explorers and step into the unknown in this ACOUSTIC SERIES for strings, wind, percussion, keyboard, voice. We welcome highly trained musicians of all traditions.
Facilitated by Anne and Poul, professional performers who regularly feature improvisation in their gigs. The first season is aimed at highly trained musicians who have excellent music reading skills with years of training in music performance on your chosen instrument (or voice). 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. You have trained for years and have exceptional skills on your instrument, we’ll work with you to open doors to making your own music.
MAXIMUM of 20 participants - from teens to adults
A wonderful opportunity! This season of MIC impro workshops is generously subsidised by a Performing Arts Development Grant from the Mornington Peninsula Shire. As a result, participants only pay $30 total for the three sessions.
Anne Norman - 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.