George Cartwright Music Workshops

" George truly dedicated himself to understanding and inspiring these kids"

Workshops

1. Improvisation: The Basics  One Hour
This workshop emphasizes approaches to improvisation developed in the New York City scene in the 1980’s and early 90’s.

The one hour class is devoted to an overview of the history of musical improvisation from the mid to late 20th century to the present with recorded musical examples and discussion.

The focus is on the individual’s role in a group context. Fee  $150

2. Improvisation/Composition:Two Sides of the Same Coin: Two Hours
This workshop emphasizes approaches to improvisation developed in the New York City scene in the 1980’s and early 90’s.

The two hour class is devoted to a deeper examination of the history of musical improvisation from the mid to late 20th Century to the present with musical examples both recorded and live and discussion.  Students will have an opportunity to personally experiment and participate with live performance.

The central tenet is that improvisation and composition are a duality, inseparable. Fee $280

3.   Extended Workshops Multidisciplinary Collaborative Projects

This workshop emphasizes improvisation as an approach to Multidisciplinary collaboration and project development.
Utilizing improvisational techniques the class will explore the layering of disciplines; music, spoken word, poetry, movement, video, and the visual arts, with topics; Human Rights, ecology, tolerance, diversity and form collaborative relationships.

In multiple sessions we will examine ideas and topics that speak to the participants.  Students will have an opportunity for personally participating, experimenting and developing a live performance around these topics.  The complete projects will then be recorded, documented and distributed for the Students/Artists use.

The core idea is that these cooperative creations exist as a portal to an individual’s self-discovery, self-realization, and self-actualization.

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Other Instruction:
I also offer private and group instruction in saxophone, improvising, composing. Please email me about your needs.