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iMprov Workshop – Simon Charles [Vic]
March 26, 2017 @ 14:00 - 17:00
A participatory workshop featuring the Melbourne based composer-improviser Simon Charles as guest director. Bring your instrument and collaborate with Charles and a host of local improvisers on developing skills for creating music spontaneously together.
All ages, levels of experience and degrees of involvement in experimental music are welcome. This is a place to meet others who are enthusiastic about exploring and creating spontaneously with sound.
Attendance is free and open but please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you intend to be there or to make any enquiries.
Simon Charles is an Australian composer and improvisor, whose work typically explores Just Intonation and intersections between electro-acoustic media and performance. Simon has composed work for orchestras, including the Arcko Symphonic Project, and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. He has also composed for Speak Percussion, Lizzy Welsh, Peter de Jager, Ryan Williams, Matthew Horsley, Callum G’Froerer, Aviva Endean, Sarah Curro and Kim Tan, and his works have been performed at the Melbourne Recital Centre, the ANAM Quarttethaus, MCM New Music Studio, Next Wave Festival and This is Not Art Festival.
An active member of Melbourne’s vibrant experimental music scene, has performed regularly at venues and events such as the Make It Up Club, Conduit Arts and the Footscray Community Arts Centre, with notable improvisors, including Jim Denley, the Phonetic Orchestra, Warren Burt, Jenny Barnes, Matthias Shack-Arnott and Ros Bandt.
Solo performances often use sine tones and reel-to-reel tapes to explore tuning systems developed through Just Intonation. His work in electro-acoustic improvisation is documented in Melpomene, by Footsoldiers (duo with Alisdair McIndoe), released through Ivory Tower Records.
Simon Charles’ Soundcloud.