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Music of the Landscape

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Music of the Landscape
Ben Cosgrove
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10:00 - 4:00
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Workshop Overview

How can we use music to explore and make sense of how we experience a place or a landscape? We'll answer that question in a workshop divided into two parts. The first section will be dedicated to a survey of different techniques that songwriters and composers from various genres have used to wordlessly represent landscape or place in their music. In the second half, the group will take a short walk in the woods, then spend the remainder of the workshop working independently on new pieces of music that will seek to describe or reflect that experience.

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, The Sitka Center, Chulengo Expeditions, 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

• Students may bring an instrument if they'd like but it certainly isn't required.

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

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