Summer School: ''Let the Performers Be Themselves''
Clarence Penn: "You have to be careful about how attached you are to the piece of music you've written." We continue our Summer School blog series with a lesson on improvisation and composition.
In this Professional Training Workshop, 11 young jazz composer-performers focused on the balance between writing a piece of music and letting go of preconceived notions of how the music should sound during a live performance. Participants worked with renowned trumpeter-composer Dave Douglas and his guests, pianist Uri Caine and drummer Clarence Penn, on the creation, rehearsal, and production of original works involving improvisation.
“When you're writing ... you're providing [performers] a foundation to build upon and to really be themselves.”
—Participant Nadje Noordhuis
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Professional Training Workshops