Closed seminar, pre-registered only
Using contemporary repertoire as a stimulus for young people’s composing – The Music Maze approach
28 September 2017, 02:30 PM – 04:30 PM
Southbank Centre / Blue Room
An introduction in the method of Music Maze. Preparatory for the participants before the coming Music Maze workshops. Music Maze is a set of composing resources, each taking a different piece of contemporary classical music repertoire as their starting point.
This seminar is an introduction in the method of Music Maze and the seminar is preparatory for the participants before the up-coming Music Maze workshops. Music Maze is a set of composing resources, each taking a different piece of contemporary classical music repertoire as their starting point. The idea is not to recreate the original piece or a poor imitation but to use the composing strategies and processes of the composer and the piece as a way of supporting young people’s own composing.
Seminar with Nancy Evans, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG), together with Martin Fautley, Professor of Education, Birmingham City University
Nancy Evans is Director of Learning & Participation for Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG). BCMG is passionate about involving and supporting people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds in the creation and performance of new music. We do this through a variety of innovative projects involving composers, BCMG musicians, teachers, researchers, young people and the wider community.
Martin Fautley, Professor of Education, Birmingham City University. Professor Martin Fautley is director of research in the school of education and social work at Birmingham City University. He has a wealth of experience in music education, both in terms of pedagogy, and of music education research. He is widely known for his work on researching assessment in the classroom, but also researches understandings of musical learning and progression (especially in the novice stages), composing, and creativity. He regularly undertakes research and evaluation projects in the field of music education.