FREE and open workshop but pre-registration is needed 

waves and caves: brass workshop with sinfonietta

30 September 2017 | 02.15 – 03.15 pm
Southbank Centre | Clore Ballroom

Photo by Southbank Centre. Used with permission.

Photo by Southbank Centre. Used with permission.

Join trombonist Dávur Juul Magnussen and London Sinfonietta to recreate the Seikilos Epitaph, regularly performed in caves in the Faroe Islands.

Dávur believes 'it is incredibly important as a musician, to be able to play spontaneously. Everyone is capable of it...' but instrumentalists rarely get the chance, as they are often tied into an idea of what something is supposed to sound like, or because they lack confidence in what they can create. This workshop is about throwing off the reins of convention and just going for it. The participants in this workshop discover amazing sounds that cannot be written down as they explore the acoustics of Southbank Centre.

To participate in this workshop you must be a brass player, Grade 5 and above, but the session is open to other audience members to watch and learn. Participants are asked to memorise some simple melodies beforehand, available here from Monday 24 July. During the workshop participants learn to deform, reform, stretch and expand the melodies, and even fire out a solo if the mood takes. No prior experience of improvising is required for this session, just a willingness to learn and try something new.

To apply to participate in the workshop, please fill in an application form, available from Southbank Centre on the link below (open from Monday 24 July). To attend as an audience member, please just come along on the day.