Directed Improvisation Workshop is a workshop designed to musicians and music students, with different paths and levels, promoted by Escola do Rock Paredes de Coura.
It takes place in an informal musical learning context, in order to stimulate motivation, and active, creative and intuitive involvement in the student’s musical process.
Musicians and music students, combining musicians with different academic backgrounds and trajectories, as well as musicians with different degrees of experience. It’s not necessary being a student from Escola do Rock Paredes de Coura.
Skills to be improved
Created by musician, and Escola do Rock teacher, Samuel Martins Coelho-, this workshop involves one or two music teachers.
Description and workplan
The structuring of the workshop is simple but very effective. It follows this order:
It’s a sign language created by New York composer Walter Thompson for musicians, actors, dancers, poets and visual artists. The language consists of more than 1200 gestures that are indicated by the composer known as Soundpainter. This is what indicates the type of material that they want to be done by the performers. The direction of the composition is defined by the signaling given by the composer. Here are some examples of signs to register:
The result of this workshop is shown in a concert during the Escola do Rock Residency, in Paredes de Coura.
This is a one-day workshop, during the Escola do Rock Residency, in Paredes de Coura, and lasts for three hours.
Escola do Rock Paredes de Coura.
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