In this intimate one month workshop, participants will build their own instruments and learn to play music rhythmically, melodically, and conceptually. While examining polyrhythms from different musical traditions, participants will follow the traditional constructs of music through mathematics, visual art, and movement.
Participants will interpret polyrhythms through learning to play their own handmade instruments, and will be encouraged to demonstrate connections between the concepts covered in class and their own personal medium – be it music, research, movement, visual art, science, math, writing, management or more.
This class serves as an experimental, collaborative, and interdisciplinary approach to rhythm.
Price: $225 [includes $25 materials fee]
Audience: Open to all regardless of musical experience.
Materials: Materials are included with registration
Composer/Percussionist Susie Ibarra creates live and immersive music that explores rhythm, indigenous practices and interaction with cities and the natural world. Ibarra is a Yamaha, Paiste and Vic Firth Drum Artist. She is a 2014 TED Senior Fellow. She is a Faculty member at Bennington College where she teaches Performance, Percussion, and at the Center for Advancement of Public Action. Her teaching at the Center focuses on her work in rebuilding cities with the arts, art intervention and advocacy for human rights extended equally to women and girls.