Bring your instrument (wind, brass, string, keyboard or percussion) and join members of the Joby Burgess Percussion Collective for a workshop of Terry Riley’s groundbreaking In C at Elstow Abbey. This revolutionary score composed in 1964 on America’s west coast, marks the beginning of the minimalist movement in music, fusing ideas from rock ‘n’ roll and Indian raga with classical performance.
53 short melodic fragments provide each musician with their own path through this joyful, rhythmic and essentially hip slice of new music.
Participants should be able to read music and have experience of performing in an ensemble or band. Minimum age 13, recommended ability grade 5 or above.
One of Britain’s most diverse percussionists, Joby Burgess, best known for his virtuosic, often lissom performances, daring collaborations, extensive education work, and regularly appears throughout Europe, the USA and beyond. Both in the studio and on the road Joby Burgess works with artists including Peter Gabriel, Will Gregory, Nicole Lizée, Gabriel Prokofiev, Max Richter and Pete Tong.
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The instrumentation for In C is free, so you can choose what instrument to play, please indicate when booking. Percussion and keyboard instruments will be provided.
Elstow Abbey is situated 2 miles from Bedford town centre. Free parking is available within a short walk of the abbey.