Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Special price extended until July 12!

Studio d'Improvisation de Montréal 
presents an intermediate/advanced workshop with
Ellwood Epps

4 Sunday afternoons:
July 19, 26, and August 2, 9, from 1-3pm

Let's delve deep into musical improvisation! We'll work on aspects of melody, rhythm, and sound, and explore the personalities, strategies and working methods of the modern improviser. Participants should have an intermediate or advanced ability on their instrument and/or experience in improvising in a group. Musicians of all musical styles are welcome! The workshop will be presented in French and English.

The workshop will take place at La Passe (1214 de la Montagne), a beautiful concert space and an important nerve center of Montreal's creative music scene.

Piano, drums, and p.a. system will be provided on-site.

The cost of the workshop is $85 if prepaid by July 12 (non-refundable).
After July 12, the cost is $100 ($25 non-refundable to reserve, and the balance on first day of workshop) The price includes all four afternoons.

Trumpeter Ellwood Epps founded the workshop in 2009. He is one of Canada's foremost improvising musicians, and has performed and recorded across Canada and the US with musicians like Jean Derome, William Parker, and Axel Dorner. He is passionate about music through performing,  teaching,  and concert presentation. He is the artistic director of l'Envers and the Festival of New Trumpet Music Canada.

Some pieces from past SIM workshop concerts:

''I love these workshops where we can explore and develop with others and with complete freedom our own freely improvised music.''
-Isabel Serra, saxophonist

'' The workshop has been a great experience in the foundations of improvisation, listening, response, sensitivity, sounds etc. Ellwood thank you again for this great experience and inspiration during these workshops.''
-Francois Corbeil, trumpeter

''A space of sound experimentation, boundary breaking and the bending of preconceived notions ...A great class to step outside the box.''
-Tarek Burgan, guitarist

''The worshop with Ellwood Epps was a way for me to try something new with my voice.''
-Vincent Bergeron, vocalist  

Sign up at studioimpromontreal@gmail.com

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