- General feedback for workshop 1 (see below)
- Announcement of week 6 collaboration and week 10 additional workshop
- Introduction to Project 2: Extremes (slowness, silence, repetition, pushing ideas to the limit…)
- Extremes Project Presentation
- Parody, stylisation, etc.
- e.g. Brown, Feldman, Cage, minimalism, Ligeti
- Other examples include: BBC radio documentary ‘shhhhh’
- Recording of the eight-hour piece ‘Sleep’ by Max Richter
- Some tips on directing and rehearsing
Student Managed Learning
- Consider and start composing your piece for workshop 2
- Next week is a collaborative session on music and film with students and staff from the Cambridge School of Art, 10am-1pm, COS117
General Feedback from workshop 1
- Arrive early and be prompt.
- Have discussed what you’re going to do
- Try not to stop.
- Try to speak as little as possible. Get on with rehearsing
- Don’t speak individually to performers, speak to the whole group
- Submit what’s necessary for examiner
- Bring along a programme note and score – it’s really helpful to us and we can possibly help you.
- Never assume anything or anyone is going to be there. Always check in advance.
- Check in advance how your performers and instruments are going to be set out so you can all get into position quickly.
- How much is notated and how much improvised. How much is to do with the players themselves, how reproducible is it?
- Maybe a session on conducting/directing?
- Allow mechanisms for your performers to coordinate if they get lost.