Part of Alasdair Roberts playthecube
Sun 10 December // 11:00
Tickets: Suggested £3 donation. No one turned away due to lack of funds
Here is an opportunity to attend two workshops in one session, and have a taste of two very different polyphonic traditions. Both trained singers and shower howlers are welcome!
Sacred Harp singing:
Learn to sing Sacred Harp, "the punk rock of choral music". It's a radically participatory style of singing that comes roaring straight out of the old, weird America; a droning, uncanny harmony of folk hymns and fuguing tunes. Bristol's Sacred Harp singers will walk you through the basics, so don't worry if you've never sung a note before.
Tartine de Clous:
A chance to learn a few songs from the French traditional repertoire and find ways of harmonising it, in the style of Tartine de Clous. We'll be exploring some of the tools (listening, drones, improvisations, contra-chants, ...) required to create modal polyphony with ease.