Workshops

Stage Performance

Instructor: Philipp Stavenhagen

Saturday May 19th

10-16 Uhr (includes lunchtime 12-14h)

Philipp Stavenhagen is actor and psychologist; he works as trainer and coach. He studied dramatic arts in Berlin and completed training in the Michael-Tschechow-Method. For more than 10 years, he has been playing in the free group “Die Koralle” (the coral). With his work, he combines two sides of the same coin: developing the mental power of an actor and training the body as a medium to capture emotions.

In the workshop STAGE PERFORMANCE, the focus will be on the actor’s presence on stage and his authentic emotional expression. We will work systematically with the three instruments of an actor: body, emotion and voice. We will examine our own success factors and/or obstacles when performing on stage and check how to improve our stage performance.

 

Please bring some comfortable clothes for moving around 


Jam Session

Instructor: Nicolai Dörr

Saturday May 19th, 14-16h &

Sunday May 20th, 14-16h


Songwriting

Instructor: Peter Crosbie

Saturday May 19th

11-13h & 15-17h

We have a saying in English about creativity in general and songwriting in particular: success is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration. In other words, writing a successful song isn’t so much about the ideas, it’s about what you do with them.

This workshop is about just that: how can we can take our ideas and build them into successful songs. We’ll analyse some great songs, and see that from Nirvana to Elvis, from Green Day to The Beatles, the Kinks to Michael Jackson, underlying approaches to putting songs together are surprisingly similar. We’ll see how these approaches to form and structure provide a framework for your ideas, and explore the important role that the basic musical building blocks: chords, rhythm, arrangement, melody, even lyrics, play in song construction, and how all these elements work together.

In resumé, the workshop looks at the craft and technique of songwriting. As such, it’s applicable across a wide range of styles. It’s designed to give you tools and techniques to help build your ideas into great songs.

www.petercrosbie.net


Bass

Saturday, May 19th

10-12h & 14-16h

Instructor: Christiano Matos

 

 

Christiano Matos is a Brazilian bass player, singer and songwriter. He was born in Curitiba in the South of Brazil where he discovered his interest in and his talent for music as a small child. His music is fresh, magical, special and hard to classify – a combination of musical elements from different countries and

cultures, such as India, Africa, Brazil, South and North America. He has already played with big names like Glauco Solter, Mauro Martins and Viviane de Farias. Currently he’s on tour with his new album “Hemisférios”

Interview with Christiano Matos

What is your occupation in the music field/in life generally?

I’m a bass player, singer, songwriter and music producer. I was born in Brazil and that’s why I have a special connection to South American music. Currently, I’m on tour with my new album “Hemisférios” but I work a lot as music producer and band coach, too.

Who or what is your favourite musician, singer, band or concert?

The following artists have much influenced me: Richard Bona, Marcus Miller, Arthur Maia, Djavan, Jamie Cullum, Bob McFerrin, Brian McKnight, Bob Marley, etc..

What can the participants expect from your workshop?

Music in linguistic form for bass players. Function, interpretation, general bass techniques, groove and ear training, improvisation and composing for bass players.


Vocals

Instructor: Philipp Hofmann

Sunday May 20th

10-12h & 14-16h


Drums

Sunday May 20th

10-12h & 14-16h

Instructor: Gerhard Kreuz

 

Seit seinem 19. Lebensjahr ist Gerhard Kreuz als Vollprofi in diversen Bands und Orchestern in allen Musikgenres unterwegs. Seine Unterrichtstätigkeit erstreckt sich über 30 Jahre an verschiedenen Musikschulen des Landes. Eine seiner großen Vorlieben gilt den außereuropäischen Musikkulturen (Afrika Südamerika Asien ect.), deren Einflüsse sich in seinem Spiel wiederspiegeln. Die Themen des Workshops orientieren sich in erster Linie nach den Interessen der Teilnehmer. Improvisation, Stilistik, Koordination, Stickcontrol, Besentechnik, Chartreading, Percussion, Drumlicks ect. alles ist möglich.... Bei guter Wetterlage kann ein Teil des Workshops auch im Freien stattfinden.


Guitar

Sunday May 20th

10-12h & 14-16h

Instructor: Felix Guckert

Felix Guckert (Gitarrist) wurde am 07. April 1993 in Bad Bergzabern geboren und lebt seither in Büchelberg, einem kleinen Dorf in der Südpfalz. Er begann relativ spät mit der Musik, im Alter von 15 Jahren, widmete sich dann aber komplett der Musik und gab sich dem Gitarrespielen hin. Der langjährige Unterricht eines Jazzgitarristen, brachte ihn dazu sich in diesem Genre wohlzufühlen und stieß ihn dann auch dazu an auf dem Münchner Gitarreninstitut Popularmusik und Jazz zu studieren. Er unterrichtet seither in verschiedenen Schulen und performt live mit Bands unterschiedlicher Stile.

 Was hast du bisher so gemacht?
Ich arbeite als professioneller Gitarrist, dadurch habe ich in vielen Rock/Pop Bands gespielt und als Dozent in Schulen Gitarre unterrichtet. Solo spiele ich oft Jazz und Latin zu künstlerischen oder privaten Veranstaltungen. Als Profikünstler auch für die Band BonSixx tätig, rockten wir schon einige große Bühnen.
Lieblingsmusiker/Sänger/Musik/Bestes Konzert?
Künstler: Eric Clapton, Slash, Wolfgang Zenk, Steve Ray Vaughan / Bestes Konzert: The Winery Dogs (2013)
Was erwartet die Teilnehmer?
Ich hoffe, dass ich mit meinem Workshop jedem Teilnehmer etwas mitgeben kann. Ich möchte verschiedene Lerntechniken im Bereich Improvisation bzw. das Prinzip Chord/Arpeggio/Scale vorstellen, einige Ansätze aufzeigen um die Technik des Gitarrenspiels
zu verbessern und auch den Bereich Live-Perfomance behandeln. Alles auch an Hand von Übungen.


Networking

Instructor: Valtentine Wurtz

Sunday May 20th

10-12h & 14-16h

Interview with Valentine Wurtz

What is your occupation in the music field/in life generally?

I am the artistic director of Au Grès du Jazz Festival in La Petite-Pierre, France. I spend my day listening to jazz and sneaking around for discovering new artists. I was part of Arthur H’s management team and used to manage young jazz band. 

Who or what is your favorite musician, singer, band or concert?

I am a huge fan of guitar player Pat Metheny. 

What can the participants expect from your workshop ?

Easy advices to make the difference in introducing your band to make -I hope- a step further in your band career.