SONIC CONVERSATIONS: CREATIVE CLARITY AND ALTERNATIVES FOR MUSIC COMPOSITION WITH MATANA ROBERTS
STARTS 2022-02-07 | 9 PLACES LEFT

THE BASICS

  • 5 videoconference sessions
  • Small, intimate group allowing for a tailored and personal workshop
  • Active communications within the group between sessions to share ideas, collaborate and keep your project moving
  • Individual feedback sessions and tailored support

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Work closely with Matana over a series of five videochat workshops
  • Access a collection of resources hand-picked by Matana
  • Receive assignments to work on where you are, in between sessions
  • Get individual tuition and feedback on your work
  • Further support after the workshop, in the form of performance, touring, recording, release and broadcast opportunities

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This session costs $349 (or 2 monthly payments of $174.50).
To reserve, click below - no payment is required at this stage. You'll receive a booking confirmation email with secure payment links, and you'll have three days to confirm your booking by making a payment (either in full, or by starting a 2-month payment plan).
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Matana Roberts has been called "a major talent" (The Wire) and "the spokeswoman for a new, politically conscious and refractory Jazz scene" (Jazzthetik). Their Coin Coin work has been widely and highly praised for its stylistic innovations and narrative power. A self-taught mixed media composer, the Chicago-born composer earned two degrees in performance from a smattering of American institutions but received their primary training from free arts programs in the American Public School System.

Matana is a past member of the Black Rock Coalition (BRC) and The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). They have been a Van Lier Fellow, a Brecht Forum Fellow, a Copeland Fellow, a Jerome fellow, an ICASP fellow, an FCA awardee, and an Alpert Award In The Arts winner; they're also a recipient of the Doris Duke Impact Award and the Doris Duke Artist Award.

Matana was resident at the Whitney in 2015, and exhibited in 2018 at the Fridman Gallery (NYC) and Bergen Kunsthall. In 2015 she collaborated with the filmmaker Laura Hanna on a film short entitled CODE: Stop & Frisk - this work developed into a series of events throughout 2016 supporting the families of victims of police brutality. This path developed further into her 2017 mixed media work "breathe", for a 32 piece chorus.

Matana has played with and alongside Rob Mazurek, David Berhman, Pauline Oliveros, Anthony Braxton, Merce Cunningham, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, TV On The Radio, Savath & Savalas, Thee Silver Mt. Zion, Deerhoof and others.

These sessions will revolve around the tools that composer, sound artist and saxophonist Matana finds useful when exploring and creating alternative types of music composition. Self care, outside-the-box thinking, and community will mark the cornerstones of the week. Through this process, by the end of the 5 sessions we will collectively create an alternative group composition that each participant can then experiment with further in their own sonic community.



WHERE AND WHEN?

This is an online course, but it involves realtime sessions and contact time with your tutor - it's not a "download these videos and watch them at your leisure" type of thing - it's a real workshop with live lectures, individual tuition, assignments and feedback sessions. We've tried to make this remote session as close as possible to the experience of an onsite workshop at CAMP. The course starts on 07/02/2022 and ends on 11/02/2022. The schedule for sessions is as follows (all times are CET):

  • Session 1: 07/02/2022, 17:00 - 19:00 CET
  • Session 2: 08/02/2022, 17:00 - 19:00 CET
  • Session 3: 09/02/2022, 17:00 - 19:00 CET
  • Session 4: 10/02/2022, 17:00 - 19:00 CET
  • Session 5: 11/02/2022, 17:00 - 19:00 CET


HOW TO BOOK

To book your place on the course, click the button in the green section above. You won't pay anything right now - we'll send you a booking confirmation email with everything you need to know next. Your place is reserved without payment for three days.

You'll find a payment link in the booking confirmation email - follow the link to make a payment (either in full, or the first payment of a 2 month payment plan). In the latter case, a monthly payment plan will be put in place, so your card will be charged 1/2 of the fee today, and 1/2 each month (on the same day) for an additional 1 months. All card payments are handled by Stripe, and are extremely secure. We don't store any card data ourselves - all of this is handled securely off-site by Stripe. If you have a discount or grant code, you will be able to add it when you follow the payment link in your confirmation email.

Once you've made a payment, you'll receive another email containing your receipt, links to resources, contact information and access to our group chat to discuss the workshop with other participants.

IMPORTANT: BY SIGNING UP TO A COURSE (OR A PAYMENT SPLIT), YOU AGREE TO THE TERMS

STUDENT LEVEL: ALL WELCOME
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: A DEVICE CAPABLE OF RUNNING ZOOM MEETINGS IS REQUIRED
POST-COURSE SUPPORT: RELEASE OF YOUR WORK ON OUR IN-HOUSE LABELS, PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES AT FUSE ART SPACE AND ACROSS OUR NETWORK OF PARTNER VENUES, BROADCAST OPPORTUNITIES ON CAMP RADIO.