Workshop with Ben Sluijs: “Symmetry in Harmony and Melodic/Intervalistic Movement"
Workshop with Ben Sluijs from the Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen - ROYAL CONSERVATOIRE OF ANTWERP, under the Framework of Erasmus+
Open for all musicians
Day 1: September 9th from 10:00 till 12:00 - (Spielraum, Gasometer B)
Day 2: September 10th from 10:00 till 12:00 - (Spielraum, Gasometer B)
“Symmetry in harmony and melodic/intervalistic movement, as inspiration for (jazz-) improvisation and composition”
-Understanding, explication, analysis and practical use of some existing and frequently used symmetric scales: Whole tone, diminished scale, chromatic scale, tritone scale, Messiaen mode I, II,III and IV…)
-The use of them in concrete playing situations: teacher and students will listen play and explore and will learn how to to use them practically within the original scale itself, as on basic chord progressions.
-Constant structure: symmetric shifting of chords, intervals, triads, note groups, melodies… Discovery of these structures in tunes (also standards) and compositions. Also here: practical use of this in the students own improvisation- and compositional language.
-examples of these topics by jazz-improvisers and composers (classical and jazz-) will be listened to and discussed.
-Analysis of some of my own composition, also with improvisation tryouts on the chords:
Individual Lessons with Ben Sluijs, for all Instruments
(only for AMP and JAM Students)
Day 1: 9th of September between 13:00-15:00 (Ensembleraum, Gasometer B)
Day 2: 10th of September between 13:00-15:00 (Ensembleraum, Gasometer B)
The length of the individual lessons depends on the number of registrations.
Please register in advance on JAM-Online. Afterwards the schedule lines will be communicated directly to the students.