Masterclass/Lab for Woodwinds with Guest Artist Ned Rothernberg on Monday, April 11 from 1-2pm in 1140 Boylston, room 2K.
"Ned Rothenberg is absolutely phenomenal.. (He has) opened up new and unheard expressive possibilities for wind instruments." Tagespiel, Berlin
“America’s most intimate composer and improvisor”- Thom Jurek, All Music Guide
This lab is a follow-up to the classes presented in November. Bring your horn and be ready to play! Composer/Performer Ned Rothenberg has been internationally acclaimed for both his solo and ensemble music, presented for the past 30 years on 5 continents. He performs primarily on alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, and the shakuhachi - an endblown Japanese bamboo flute. His solo work utilizes an expanded palette of sonic language, creating a kind of personal idiom all its own. He’s also worked with John Zorn, Marc Ribot, Evan Parker, Sting, Elvis Costello, Anthony Braxton and Anthony Jackson among a host of others.
1. Overtone Control - the key to ‘finding your sound’ and much of extended technique.
2. Multiphonics - a system for finding them how to use them in musical context, rather than as mere
3. Tonguing, Ornamentation and Other Articulations - traditional and non-traditional approaches
4. Circular-breathing - Its Uses and Limitations; Proper Avenues of Study, and yes, he’ll show you
5. The ‘Subtone-Straight Tone’ continuum - another important control center
6. Polyphony on a ‘Single Note’ Instrument - how this creates possibilites for unaccompanied solo work
and using your horn as part of the rhythm section.
7. Microtonality and Its Timbral Implications on Woodwinds - Stylistic and Non-Idiomatic Implications
All woodwinds welcome!