New Music Workshop with Dr. Isoa Chapman

Isoa Chapman
Dr. Isoa Chapman

Join us for a workshop with on music written in the 20th century with Dr. Isoa Chapman on Saturday, April 8 from 2:00-3:30 in Room 101.

Within the minimalist aesthetic of both Arvo Pärt and Henryk Górecki music of the past and present are meshed together to create new musical languages. Estonian composer Arvo Pärt found inspiration in the music of the Medieval and Renaissance period, and created a compositional framework that recalls the simplicity and sacredness of early musical forms.

In this performance workshop we will read through an early musical score from Josquin des Prez and follow this with Pärt’s iconic work Fratres as well as Summa. We will discuss how these musical styles might relate to each other and how this may influence the performance practice of Pärt’s music. We will also take a look at the music of Polish composer Górecki, specifically Three Pieces in Old Style. Tadeusz Zieliński writes of this work: 

The purposefully simple, but at the same time tasteful dosage of purely sonorist values of string sound, variation and contrast in its density and dynamics, lead us to the very essence of Góreckis individual style.

Who: Open to Youth Symphony level students (up to 20). Music will be provided, and no preparation is necessary.

When: Saturday, April 8 @2:00-3:30