Questions and Answers
At the five-day music get-together, we are going to exchange knowledge, ideas, advice, we are going to encourage and motivate. The intention is, of course, not to ‘cure’ but rather advise, debate and search for solutions and answers. The tone of the mentor-student relationship will be friendly rather than authoritative.
The clinic is meant for anyone with at least some experience in the field of improvisation and jazz and some knowledge on their instrument.
Since the clinic won’t be offering ‘one-on-one’ instrumental lectures, but rather the mentor will teach a group (of up to 10 people), it is possible to apply for those who don’t have enough knowledge and would only like to take part as passive spectators. The halls where the lectures will take place can acommodate a larger number of participants. Those who do apply as active participants will collaborate with the mentors on their instruments. There’ll be enough instruments in the halls for the teacher and the student/s to play together.
The mentors will choose their topics individually. These will vary from technique, improvisation and expressiveness to achieving particular styles and discovering new directives (from swing and tradition to free jazz and avant-garde). They are going to talk about different concepts in music, how music should be listened to, what to listen to if you’re interested in something in particular etc. The participants will be encouraged to ask questions and seek answers from their mentors on whatever their interests may be.
Each mentor will lead their own theme ensemble which means that the music performed will be the particular mentor’s choice.
Yes, the closing concert of all active participants will take place in Velika dvorana Glasbene šole Fran Korun Koželjski at 18:00. Each mentor will prepare two compositions with each ensemble.
Of course. Each night at 20:30h an opening set (around 45 minutes) will be played. An unlimited open jam session will follow. Anyone wanting to perform will get their chance. The mentors will also participate. The sessions will take place in Max Klub Velenje where Gretsch drums, acustic piano, guitar amplifier, contrabass, electric bass and bass amplifier will be available.
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