Vijay Iyer & Cyro Baptista Set for Creative Music Studio's 40th Anniversary Workshop, 10/7-11
Composer/pianist Vijay Iyer and master percussionist Cyro Baptista are the latest Guiding Artists to join the Creative Music Studio's 40th Anniversary workshop, October 7 - 11, at the well-appointed Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY. In addition to Vijay and Cyro, the four-day workshop will feature renowned musicians and educators, including Peter Apfelbaum, Tony Malaby, Jason Hwang, Kirk Knuffke, Kenny Wessel, Steve Gorn, Mark Helias and others. They will join CMS Artistic Directors Karl Berger and Ingrid Sertso, exploring CMS's "Music Mind" practice that focuses on the common elements of all music, inspiring awareness, personal expression, intensive listening and cross-cultural communication. Registration deadline is September 7, 2013.
A highly successful four-day workshop in May at the Full Moon Resort, featuring Oliver Lake, Dave Douglas, John Medeski, Don Byron and many more re-ignited CMS and its nonprofit parent, the Creative Music Foundation. Positive feedback from that workshop prompted CMS to offer another workshop during the height of autumn when the Catskill leaves are most colorful. Additional Guiding Artists and Special Guests will be announced soon. For a recap of the May workshop click HERE
This 40th Anniversary Workshop will feature four days of intensive workshops, master classes, concerts and informal jam sessions that inspire deep listening, personal expression, improvisation and musical exploration. Musicians of any instrument, including voice, are welcome as are non-musicians. Adults who played music earlier in their lives can benefit from this lifelong learning opportunity that offers participants a once-in-a-lifetime experience to learn from and play with music masters, and to simply spend time with them in an informal, personal setting.
"Vijay is perfect for this workshop," said CMS co-founder Karl Berger. "His experience as Director of the Banf Centre's International Workshop on Jazz and Creative Music will be invaluable to artists and participants alike."
"Cyro's story is one of the quintessential CMS stories," continues Berger. "He arrived at CMS from Brazil in 1980 supposedly to stay for a few weeks, but ended up studying at CMS much longer and staying in the U.S. for most of his career. Under the guidance of Nana Vasconcelos and others, he steadily developed into one of the most exciting and versatile percussionists of our time."
A typical day at the CMS 40th Anniversary Workshop is:
8:00 - 9:30 Breakfast
9:30 - 10:00 Body Awareness
10:15 - 11:00 Rhythm/Voice Awareness, incl. the GaMaLa Taki practice
11:15 - 1:00 Orchestral Improvisation Workshop
1:00 - 2:00 Lunch
2:30 - 4:30 Master class/workshop with Guiding Artists
4:45 - 6:00 Master class/workshop with Guiding Artists
6:00 - 6:30 Listening Meditation
6:30 - 8:00 Dinner
8:00 - 9:30 Concert with Guiding Artists
9:30 - ? Participant concerts and jams, informal sessions
Late night consists of playing music, unscheduled sessions, conversations, bonfires, or simply stargazing at Full Moon's gorgeous location in the heart of the Catskill Mountains. The non-traditional atmosphere of the Creative Music Studio Workshop encourages participants to experiment, push beyond limits, genres and categories, to take risks, and to develop their own deeply personal musical expression.
For more information and online registration, please click HERE or call the Full Moon Resort, 845-254-8009, or by email:email@example.com.
Registration deadline is September 7, 2013. CMS's parent nonprofit, the Creative Music Foundation, is working to offer full and partial scholarships for the workshop.
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