Come and Join! This event is FREE but you need a ticket!
Members of Orchestra in the Shape of a Pear will be running a participatory workshop to explore the ideas of French composer, Gérard Grisey, and the school of ‘spectralist’ composers working in Paris in the 1970s. Fun and free, bring a musical instrument if you have one or we will be happy to provide you with a way to make sounds with us – absolutely no experience necessary!
Spectralism is both an approach to building musical compositions and a set of techniques that stem from the use of computer analysis of sounds to uncover their ‘building blocks’. Far from a set of rules or theories, this way of making music feels very organic and is most concerned with creating big musical gestures that feel natural and human. The best way to see what it’s all about is to give it a go yourself.
This workshop will serve as a perfect taster to the music of the orchestra’s evening concert: Acoustic Reflections tinyurl.com/acoustic-reflections.
Dip your toes into the sound world of spectralism and have your ears opened to things to listen out for during the performance.
Date: Friday 10th September
Session timings: 6 – 6.45pm
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497 Moseley Road, Balsall Heath
Birmingham. B12 9BX
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