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"SPEAKING INSTRUMENTS, SINGING WORDS"


"From Africa to Brazil, sound travel through extraeuropean music"

 

SEMINARY & WORKSHOP

                                                     general information

Workshop in Catania, ItalyThe seminary and the workshop "From Africa to Brazil, sound travel through extraeuropean music", not accidentally called "Speaking instruments, singing words", carried out by percussionist Peppe Consolmagno, build up a musical itinerary through tone, sound, rhythm and voice.

It is in no way meant only for specialists, since a wider audience incluging children, old people, disabled and teachers can enjoy its results and profit of its stimula.

 

It aims at developing:

an interest towards extraeuropean music;
knowledge of musical beat;
the knowlegde of the origins and names of some instruments;
an approach to the materials out of which instruments are made;
oral and written musical transmission;
the personal relation with instruments;
how to make instruments speak; 

corporal music and the voice;
listening of music;
                                                                                             silence's and noise's value;
                                                                                             the sense of rhythm;
                                                                                             the curative aspect;
                                                                                             creative sense, improvisation, complicity.

 

It is useful and advisable to supplement the workshop with an concert TIMBRI DAL MONDO by Peppe Consolmagno. The combination completes the proposal by permitting to complete Peppe Consolmagno's "Solo Performance" with a great finale in which those present will play on stage as musicians, each one with the established role during the workshop's days.

 

It is possible to equip a workroom for building instruments (ceramics, wood, bamboo and metal). In this case the availability of a place suitable for materials working and the presence of a teacher or a craftsman or an expert artist is required.

 

 

 


THE SEMINARY

Seminary in Abruzzo, Italy  

The seminary "From Africa to Brazil, sound travel through extraeuropean music", not accidentally called "Speaking instruments, singing words", carried out by Peppe Consolmagno is going to last about two hours and is subdiveded in this way: 1/3 recitative, 1/3 played, 1/3 questions and public's involution. 

It is a matter of a concert lesson during which those present could listen to news, see the instruments, listen to their sounds an experiment with voice, body and rhythm.

The seminary turned to children has a different structure: the attention is pointed to the sound world and to symbols. It is welcome the presence and the partecipation of a psychologist and/or an educationalist.

What you need: a Translator, two slide projectors. 

 

Index of dealt content:

Extraeuropean music; Pulsation and soul; Oral and written musical transmition; Origines and names of some instruments; An approach to the materials out of which instruments are made; Electronics;  Corporal music and  voice; Silence's and noise's value; Contrast and detachement; The timbre; The curative aspect; Rhythm and melody

 

 

 

 

 

THE WORKSHOP

Workshop in Catania, Italy

 

The workshop realised by Peppe Consolmagno, preferably for three days, is subdivided in this way: 

First day - lesson concert (look at the seminary) and first approach to the workshop;
Second day - workshop (relaxation, breathing, vocal emition, instrumental's choice,  

                        hands, feet and body use, rhythm);
Third day - workshop (rehearsals of one or two passages to play all toghether)

It is a matter of an audience turned to everybody, during which we will try a familiarisation with body, voice, rhythm and the complicity between musicians and the sound joint.

Two different groups can be involved, in other words: the first one will take part to the concert lesson and the second one will take part to the whole workshop. Thanks to this structure different interests can be satisfated.

 

The combination with the concert "Timbri dal Mondo" completes the proposal by permitting to complete Peppe Consolmagno's "Solo Performance" with a great finale in which those present will play on stage as musicians, each one with the established role during the workshop's days.

 

Purpose: to involve Schools, Universities, Academy of music, Study centres, Cultural clubs, Companys, Associations, Public.

 

What you need: a Translator, mat, confortable clothes, instrument. 

 

 

 

 

 

PREES HERE to read some monographs written by Peppe Consolmagno

 

For further information, contact: (Giuseppe) Peppe Consolmagno
Strada Serre, 7 - 61010 TAVULLIA (PU) - ITALY  Tel/Fax: +39 0721 476230, e-mail: info@peppeconsolmagno.com

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