The SIC weekend is dedicated to soundpainting, the courses will consist of various workshops, led by professional soundpainters, such as Walter Thompson, the creator of the language, Bruno Faria, Eric Chapelle, Jennifer R.Thompson, and Angélique Cormier.
Below is a list of the workshops and what the teachers will address; the duration of each workshop will be 2h00.
The teachers will focus on the different subjects and practices offered throughout the weekend.
A "Jam Session" is also open on Saturday night to play, period!
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This year, as an opening of the week-end, will take place a Table ronde opened to any audience (members of S.I.C., students, large audience) on friday 15th :
"Composition, interpretation and direction : how to organize these roles?"
Musicians, composers, conductors and soundpainters will debate on the question that, beyond the concrete and practical dimension in the organization of these roles in ensembles and groups, there is an impact on the creative process. And who knows, maybe political and ethical considerations play a part in it?
In our collective imagination about classical and contemporary music, it is often considered that the composer, the conductor, and the interpreter are 3 different people, each of them with a specificity and a very codified field. One writes, one conducts, the other plays.
However, it has not always been like that, and many XXth century musics blur these limits, sometimes even by putting as a keystone of their approach the fusion of these 3 roles to unify the creative process.
This Table Ronde, as an introduction to the Soundpainting interactive Conference #3 organized for this coming November 15, 16, 17, will question how these different roles are organized in groups and/or orchestras and explore both their artistic and politic dimensions.
Alexis Heropoulos, conference speaker and coordinator of cultural mediation actions of the Capsul Collectif (Tours, Fr.) du Capsul Collectif de Tours, freelance journalist, interested by cultural, urban and judicial matters. He has been teaching Jazz Culture &history for 10 years in Jazz à Tours School.
The guests for this table ronde will include :
Walter Thompson, soundpainting creator
Pierre-Adrien Théo, classical conductor (Symphonic orchestra Campus de Grenoble), soundpainter, composer, musician, member of the TSO
Audrey Vallarino, dancer, soundpainter, ex-soloist of Ballet de l'opéra de Nice, member of the TSO
Benjamin Garnier, cellist, member of the TSO, cello teacher in Conservatoire de Tours, cellist for many orchestras, including contemporean, ancient music.
Angélique Cormier, founder and artistic director of the TSO, soundpainter
+ one or 2 people more being confirmed.
CONTENT OF S.I.C. CLASSES
- Walter Thompson : Music Composition
It will address the usage pallets inside an Open Form Soundpainting composition.
- Jennifer R. Thompson : Visual art
Introduction and expansion on how to compose with Soundpainting utilizing the Visual Arts; moreover, how to create visual sounds and movements.
- Bruno Faria : interplay between preparation and performance, gesture and performative response
The workshops will touch upon the interplay between preparation and performance in soundpainting contexts, considering the perspective of the performer and the soundpainter as well as the benefits of interchanging between these two roles.
- Angélique Cormier : Developing a live-composition, soundpainting professional ensemble
the workshop will be about creating, touring a live-composition multidisciplinary performing arts company, inspired by the 15 years old professionnal ensemble Tours soundpainting orchestra she has founded and leaded since then.
- Eric Chapelle : Soundpainting with dancers and actors
This session will be dedicated to Soundpainting composition with dance and movement. Soundpainting with actors and multidisciplinary Soundpainting will also be addressed in this class.