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Reflecting Place in Music

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Reflecting Place in Music
Ben Cosgrove
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10:00am - 4:00pm
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February 27, 2018
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March 13, 2018

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Workshop Overview

Composers and songwriters in virtually every genre have written music that illustrates or responds to a particular place or landscape. We'll look at several very different examples of this practice in action across pop, folk, and classical music; and then move on to developing and writing some music of our own that effectively illustrates some of the different places and environments that matter to us. This class will be held at our new Grass Mountain property.

Bring an instrument, if appropriate. Students are encouraged to enroll regardless of their level of musical skill or experience: no particular experience in composition or songwriting is necessary, but a passion for music is, and the workshop does require a willingness to listen to music carefully, honestly, and analytically.

Note: You will receive directions to Grass Mt upon registration.

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 he has held fellowships and residencies at Harvard University, Acadia National Park, White Mountain National Forest, the Schmidt Ocean Institute, Middlebury College, Sitka Center for Art & Ecology and Isle Royale National Park. Recent albums include "Field Studies" and "Solo Piano." 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 not required. Students are encouraged to enroll regardless of their level of musical skill or experience.

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