Join us for a workshop offering a new perspective of performance and collaboration. Four different practitioners provide multiple aspects of a new piece of music, Androgynette for female pianist and players. These aspects relate to the body, how it moves and what this feels like.
Caroline Scott is a Feldenkrais practitioner and will lead a self-exploration into the sensations and feelings that accompany everyday movements. This will be an accessible session, inclusive of all bodies and abilities. Kate Ledger is a pianist interested in the lesser-known, unappreciated details of performance. She has worked with Caroline to locate these, and will demonstrate examples as they appear in Androgynette.
James Redelinghuys is a composer who prioritises the role of the body when composing. They have worked with Kate to incorporate located details of performance into Androgynette. Angela Guyton is a visual artist whose focus on the dramatic elements of performance are encapsulated in her illustrations and diagrams. These images will accompany the performance of Androgynette, some of which will be shared in this workshop.
Androgynette will be premiered on Saturday 12 June as part of the the New Music Festival. Join this workshop to gain insight into its creation, particularly how it feels to perform.
This event is hosted live on Zoom Webinar and involves using webcams and/or microphones. You’ll receive a link to join a couple of days before the event takes place and a reminder an hour before.
Under-18s must have an adult present. Please remember to warn other members of your household that you are taking part and check you are happy for your background to be visible. We recommend you use first names only, and that you don't include anything that identifies your home address. Remember you can switch off your camera and/or microphone at any time.
Please note that sessions will be recorded and shared by the organisers on YouTube. If you wish to remain anonymous, please keep your camera turned off.
You may also be interested in the New Music Festival which takes place from Friday 11 June until Sunday 13 June.
About the performers
Caroline Scott completed the Amsterdam International Feldenkrais Training (AIFT) in October 2002 and since then has been a member of the Feldenkrais Guild UK, the professional organisation responsible for maintaining standards of practice.
Kate Ledger is a pianist and interpreter of new music. She is a Music PhD student at the University of York looking at the movement-based, awareness-focused practice of Feldenkrais and its effectiveness for piano technique in new compositions. Collaboration and cross-discipline are a constant productive influence on her practice.
James Redelinghuys is a South African-born composer, performer and musicologist. They completed a BA with Honours at the University of Cambridge, and an MA by Research at the University of York. They are continuing with a PhD in Composition at the University of York focussing on embodiment.
Angela Guyton is a visual artist whose focus on the dramatic elements of performance are encapsulated in her illustrations and diagrams. These images will accompany the performance of Androgynette, some of which will be shared in this workshop.