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International Seminar of Jazz and other musics
Certaldo, Italy, 28 August–02 September 2005

A very full and varied programme of events is available to participants.

Monday:

10.00 - 12.30 - Registration

12.30 - Lunch and welcome

3.00 - 5.00 - Special Activity (see "Special Activities" below)

Evening Concert

Tuesday - Thursday

9.45 - 11.00: Instrumental tuition with same instrument teachers

11.00 - Break

11.20 - 12.30: Continue

12.30 - Lunch

1.30-3.00: Special activities

3.00: Break

3.30 - 5.00: Small band coaching

Friday

9.45 - 11.00 Instrumental tuition with same instrument teachers

11.00 - Break

11.20 - 12.30: Tuition with teachers of other instruments.
What are good drummers looking for in a bass player? What should a pianist do behind a sax solo?
Making music in a group is a collaborative process. This session is designed to introduce the student to the performance perspective of other instrumentalists.

12.30 - Lunch

1.30-3.00: Special activities

3.00: Break

3.30 - 5.00: Small band coaching

7.00: Final Concert - Students and teachers, followed by dinner and Jam session at Antica Fonte Bar/Restaurant

Informal and spontaneous events are encouraged. In addition to the daily timetable and there is a programme of concerts throughout the duration of the seminar. There are plenty of opportunities to play and listen at the course Jazz Club in the Antica Fonte Bar/Restaurant.

The Seminar culminates with a final concert in which the students and teachers participate.

Special Activities

Workshops

World Music Ear Training
- a body integrative approach to building musicianship skills - by Greg Burk

Pulse and Sound - by Stephen Keogh

Harmony - by Heiner Franz

+Alexander Technique for Musicians - by Val Keogh
Val Keogh is a musician and teacher of the Alexander Technique which he has been teaching for the last ten years at the Frankfurt Musikhochschule and in private practice.

F.M. Alexander discovered a natural rhythm present in the body and operating in the sensory and motivating nervous system. One of the principle causes of stress and disease is the distortion of this rhythm. In human life this manifests as malcoordination and diminishing of potential in all activities. One area where this can be seen clearly is in performance and music making.

By discovering through observation where and how we habitually arrest the flow of movement in ourselves, and by letting go of these habitual patterns, we learn to move and express ourselves more freely and dramatically increase our potential.

Jazz Panorama - an overview of the history of Jazz - by Arnie Somogyi

Listening Session - with Kevin Dean

New Technology in Music: an introduction - with Andrew Condon

Audio Visual Zone

A space dedicated to working with image and photography, music and sound. Laia Suñer and Andrew Condon.

Painting

Renowned Irish painter Michael McWilliams will exhibit past and new work.

Concerts

A programme of concerts throughout the duration of the seminar with top international musicians.

Jam Sessions

At the Antica Fonte Bar/Restaurant each night until midnight.

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