I am absolutely delighted to announce that I have been selected for The Aldeburgh English Song Project as part of the Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme ! The course starts with a week in Aldeburgh and will continue with further events in Aldeburgh and London with composers John Woolrich & Peter Wiegold , Huw Watkins composer/pianist, David Harsent poet, Richard Edgar Wilson tenor, plus Wolfgang Holzmair baritone & Imogen Cooper piano!
The plan is to devise a work that explores the possibility of including varying elements of improvisation for both musicians [ voice and piano ] alongside the notated tradition. This idea of "in the moment" musical composition will hopefully bring out and champion this powerful and magical element of communication and expression for all involved, in it’s conception and performance.
This intuitive way of working will be a fascinating experience researching and producing a method that introduces and develops elements of improvisation whilst ensuring an unbiased weighting towards the experienced improviser on top of a over a broad and stable but movable structure. Hopefully making the work accessible to performers not so accustomed to improvisation.
This is such an exciting opportunity and I am really looking forward to visiting Aldeburgh for the first time!
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