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56605 Sitka Drive
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Music of the Landscape

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Music of the Landscape
Ben Cosgrove
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10:00am - 4:00pm
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February 26, 2019
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March 12, 2019

Workshop registration opens for members on February 27.

Workshop Overview

Learn and apply different techniques that a wide variety of songwriters and composers have used to wordlessly represent landscape or place in their music. After a quick survey of different examples of landscape-inspired music, a walk around Sitka's immediate environment and a discussion of the site's history and physical characteristics, students will spend the remainder of the workshop using their own distinct musical vocabulary to develop new songs or pieces that reflect their individual experiences of that setting. Participants are encouraged to bring instruments if they would like, though this is not required. No musical background is necessary.

About the Instructor(s)

Traveling composer-performer Ben Cosgrove has been teaching and presenting on the subject of place and music for several years. He has given workshops at universities, elementary schools and everywhere in between, and held fellowships and residencies with organizations including the National Park Service, the National Forest Service, Harvard University, Middlebury College, the Schmidt Ocean Institute, and the National Scenic Trails System. Recent albums include Field Studies and Salt. He is the associate editor of The Ecomusicology Review, a publication about the intersection of music and ecology.

Materials List: Students Bring


• An instrument, if appropriate -- but this is not required.

* Students are encouraged to enroll regardless of their level of musical skill or experience.


Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

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