Plusieurs workshops, masterclasses, ateliers se tiendront pendant la semaine du Festival Météo, du 21 au 26 août 2023. Programmation, détails, infos pratiques, inscriptions seront en ligne début mars !

Les workshops sont ouverts à toutes et tous, tous instruments. L’inscription aux workshops comprend le pass festival (donne accès à l’ensemble des concerts du festival).

Several workshops, masterclasses, workshops will be held during the week of Météo Festival from August 21 to 26, 2023. Program, details, practical information, registration will be online in early March!

Alexander Hawkins « ‘Togetherness Music – Strategies for Medium and Large Creative Ensemble’« 

This workshop will centre on thinking about strategies for creating music with large ensembles. It will addresses, for example, possibilities for moving freely between improvised and composed behaviours, ways to move away from the traditional hierarchical structures of ensembles, how these ideas can influence practice in ensembles of any size, and much more. It will draw on Hawkins’ extensive experience in such expanded formats, which includes commissions from contemporary classical groups such as the Riot Ensemble (Togetherness Music, Intakt Records), ensembles such as the Dedication Orchestra, as well as work in projects convened by musicians as diverse as Anthony Braxton, Wadada Leo Smith, Evan Parker, Michael Formanek, and Wayne Horvitz. 

His own music inhabits a highly personal soundworld, and he has collaborated with a vast range of musicians, including the likes of Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid, Shabaka Hutchings, Louis Moholo Moholo, Johnny Greenwood, Mulatu Astatke, Esperanza Spalding, Elaine Mitchener, Marshall Allen, Sofia Jernberg, and many more. A central concern of his work is therefore the integration of strong, distinctive voices into coherent, mutually supportive frameworks, which exhibit solidarity and interdependence at the same time as showcasing individuality.

The workshop is open to all – instrumental, vocal, electric, acoustic, regardless of age, ability, or stylistic allegiance. Open ears are the only requirement.

150 € (including festival pass).