ħożż il-ħsejjes Instrument and Music Making workshop

ħożż il-ħsejjes instrument and music making workshop
August 24 – September 19, 2019
The Mill – Art, Culture and Crafts Centre, Birkirkara, Malta

Wen Chin Fu will be giving a workshop as part of the ħożż il-ħsejjes project developing instruments out of hay and clay.

Workshop details

Join us for two sessions of instrument and music making workshops at The Mill, Birkirkara part of the ħożż il-ħsejjes project (details below)! During the August session, led by Andrea Pullicino, the participants will be using a specially created clay recipe (clay and hay), to develop musical instruments. During the September session, led by sound artist Wen Chin Fu, the participants will try out the different instruments.

The sessions are open to anyone aged 8 years and over with a maximum of 10 participants per session.

Registration Fee:
Early bird (until 10th August): €10.00 for both sessions (includes tutoring, material, firing and participation in a collective installation at Spazju Kreattiv).

Regular fee (until the 20th August) = €15.00 for both sessions (includes tutoring, material, firing and participation in a collective installation at Spazju Kreattiv).

Booking will only be confirmed once the fee is carried out prior to the above deadlines. Payment details will be sent by email once the below is filled in.

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An advance class will be also held for participants who have experience in clay and/or music making (details in the registration form).

Project details:

ħożż il-ħsejjes takes inspiration from the intrinsic relationship between the late Gabriel Caruana’s artistic practice with clay as his favoured medium and the use of The Mill – Art, Culture and Crafts Centre, Birkirkara.

The Team, composed of Raffaella Zammit, Elyse Tonna, Wen Chin Fu, Marvin Zammit and Andrea Pullicino, will engage participants of all ages with a particular focus on children and youths. ħożż il-ħsejjes is a tactile, aural, and visual experience that invites visitors to become participants by creating a collective and ever-changing musical and visual composition.

The project consists of workshops at The Mill (August and September) where participants will be making instruments and music out of clay and hay! In November an exhibition will be held at Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta, with a unique interactive installation of the musical instruments developed at The Mill. Also in November performance workshops will be held during ŻiguŻajg Festival!

More details here:

This project is a collaboration between the Gabriel Caruana Foundation (Malta), Instrument Inventors Initiative (Netherlands) and Mighty Box (Malta). This project is supported by Arts Council Malta – Malta Arts Fund, ŻiguŻajg Festival and Spazju Kreattiv.

The Gabriel Caruana Foundation is a non-profit making organisation registered with the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations with registration number VO1236.