CoMA is excited to be working with Phaedra Ensemble on a workshop at St Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch, London on 18/19 November 2016.

This workshop draws on ideas and themes that feature in their current concert series ‘VOX’. Laura Moody, an acclaimed songwriter, composer and cellist from the Elysian Quartet for over 10 years will join members of the ensemble to work with participants exploring themes like communication, improvisation in music and fusing speech, text and music.

Phaedra and Laura will be drawing on their first hand experience of working with artists from others fields such as choreography, theatre and improvised music making. The workshop will be a relaxed introduction to practices in contemporary music making where the line between composer and performer are blurred, and musicians become central to the creation and direction of the music as well as its performance. No previous improvisation experience is needed nor ’strong’ vocal skills, just a willingness to collaborate and have fun doing it! See details of workshop.

It addition, Phaedra will be performing a recent CoMA commission, Into Pieces by Hannah Kendall at their concert in the VOX series on 23 November 2016 at St Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch, London

See details of concert.

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