@CES: World Composition Workshop Series with Ben Wheeler – Part 1
Ben Wheeler, ethnomusicologist, experimental musician, and co-founder of Mountains of Tongues, in collaboration with Creative Education Studio, presents a three-part workshop series merging the study of music traditions around the world with unique and creative strategies for composition/song writing.
Participants will be exposed to wide variety of musical systems and cultures through ethnographic recordings, films, and hands on demonstrations and be given an introduction into using these new sounds, theories, and practices to create their own methods of composition.
Theories of Global Rhythm
The workshop series begins with an introduction to the diverse forms and approaches to hearing and conceptualizing rhythm across the globe. Particularly relevant to those interested in emulating, sampling, and composing music with a heavy emphasis on rhythm, this workshop will provide participants with a wide variety of approaches to rhythm structures, forms, and techniques.
Featuring examples from:
• Hindustani Classical music (tabla, tala, and tihai)
• Javanese +Balinese gamelan (interlocking, gong cycles, kotekan)
• Eastern European mixed meter
The workshop series is open to absolutely everyone but will be of particular benefit to students of CES, instrumentalists interested in expanding their playing, those working with Ableton live and other DAWs to provide music for clubs, and experimental musicians wishing to broaden their influences.
Participants must register to attend the workshops.
Please send the info to firstname.lastname@example.org – name/surname/subject/
Working language – English with Georgian translation.