Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special NeedsMusic Engagement across the Spectrum: A Participatory Workshop

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Sunday / February 4, 2018 / 2:00 p.m.
Boston Conservatory at Berklee
132 Ipswich Street, room 204
United States
Performance of the Artism Ensemble
Performance of the Artism Ensemble
Image courtesy of Michael Bakan

In this hands-on musicking workshop, renowned ethnomusicologist and percussionist Michael Bakan will work directly with participants to create and bring to musical life an E-WoMP (Exploratory World Music Playground), modeled on that of the Artism Ensemble, a cutting edge, neurodiverse, and intergenerational music performance collective that focused on the unique talents of individuals with autism spectrum conditions (ASC).

The group will employ improvisational methods on a diverse range of percussion instruments to develop innovative methods for engaging effectively with individuals across the spectrum of neurodiversity in wide-ranging musical and therapeutic contexts.