Creative Composing Lab is specially designed to allow young people the opportunity to compose music with and for professional musicians, guided by the expert knowledge of composer/workshop leader David Horne.
This workshop will offer an exciting opportunity to write for the voice, joined by oboe, violin and piano. In addition to working on your composition skills in general we will study the nature of the voice and the other instruments being written for. We will also consider the relationship between text and music, exploring different ways of writing naturally for the voice while using word-painting and thinking dramatically. You are encouraged to bring a poem, or any other text you would like to set. We will also consider setting the same text in different ways!
If you love creating music or you need ideas for your GCSE, BTEC or A-level composition, Creative Composing Lab is for you.
Participants need some notation skills. Family and friends are welcome to the free performance of all music created at 5pm.
Places are free, but need to be booked in advance. A suggested donation of £12 per participant will ensure we can continue our workshop programme.
Information No.0121 616 2616
CBSO Centre is equipped with adapted toilet facilities, key signposting in Braille and the hall is fitted with an infra-red amplification system (receivers are available on request). Limited free parking can be arranged on request.
Access to CBSO Centre’s concert hall, bar and toilets is all flat, with no steps or ramps. The hall configuration is flexible, meaning we can accommodate specific seating requests.
Guide dogs are very welcome at BCMG concerts. You can either keep them with you in the auditorium during the concert or event, or we will be happy to look after your dog for you in the foyer while you enjoy the performance.