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BodyScores Score Making Workshop

BodyScores: a score-making workshop for non-musicians
Facilitators: Yun Ingrid Lee, Natalie Fyfe
April 16 – April 21, 2018
iii workspace, Willem Dreespark 312, The Hague
10:30-13:30

Participation fee: Pay what you want per day

Age range: 13+
Maximum no. of participants: 12
Language: English

Guest artists: Jochem van Tol, Fazle Sharimahomed, Christian Smith, Matt Rawlins

Participants must register with bodyscoresworkshop@gmail.com by April 9.

“I saw scores as a way of describing all processes in all the arts, of making process visible and thereby designing with process through scores. I saw scores also as a way of communicating here processes over time and space to other people in other places at other moments and as a vehicle to allow many people to enter into the act of creating together, allowing for participation, feedback, and communications. I hope that scores will lead into new ways of designing and planning large-scale environments of regions and large communities whose essential nature is complexity and whose purpose is diversity.”

-Lawrence Halprin, The RSVP Cycles. Creative Processes in the Human Environment

Scores, in the broadest sense, are a form of organizing ideas, of communicating instructions, of archiving processes. This workshop will look at different ways that artists from different disciplines have utilized scores to create compositions, installations, and performances using isolated parts of the body. By isolating one aspect of a body part, participants will explore physical boundaries and learn how to compose with minimal elements.

This course is part discussion based and part practical. Each session will introduce different kinds of scores (notational, graphic, text, audio, video). Participants will perform, analyze, and discuss existing scores before making their own. Participants will have the opportunity to test their ideas and get feedback from each other and from guest artists including performer/composer Jochem van Tol, choreographer/performer Fazle Sharimahomed, percussionist Christian Smith, and saxophonist Matt Rawlins. The last day will consist of a performance of the works created throughout the week.

No previous experience in performance, composition/choreography or any form of score making is required. Participants should be willing and ready to perform. It is preferable that participants are not musicians, as musicians generally have more easy access to the material that will be presented in this workshop.

ABOUT THE FACILITATORS

Yun Ingrid Lee (fka Ingrid Eel) is an artist, composer, and performer interested in failure, hybridity, and collective sensing. Yun’s work investigates histories and power relations in acoustic phenomena and different media technologies. Yun received a Performer/Composer BFA from the California Institute of the Arts and an ArtScience MMus from The Royal Conservatoire, The Hague. Yun has taught piano and music theory for over 7 years. Yun has been 1/2 of COME ON YOU FUCKERS in Los Angeles, curator of the Paarden Eiland Concert series in Cape Town, and founder of the BARTALK lecture/performance series in The Hague. Yun’s sounds have been released through Another Timbre, Innova Recordings, and The Lab. Their digital publication “Poetics and Politics of Erasure” was recently launched on oneacre.online.

Natalie Fyfe is an artist and performer who positions herself at the border of art and music. With an interest in psychopathology Natalie composes with mundane sounds and isolated body parts to create intersections of control between delusion and reality. Natalie’s works are derived from her own personal experiences with mental health but navigate towards her audience to play with expectations and perceptions. Natalie Fyfe is a graduate from MA ArtScience at The Royal Conservatoire, The Hague. Natalie was awarded both the Masters ArtScience department Award and the Royal Academy of Art Masters Award for her graduation work Choreography of the Mouth (2017). Natalie is currently based in the Hague, NL.