Christchurch Folk Music Club
Luca Ciarla – Master Class
Luca Ciarla presents a workshop focusing on the study of jazz and improvisation for string players. The experience gained over many years of teaching in American universities, in Hong Kong and at the Saint Louis Music College of Rome, one of the leading jazz schools in Italy, has brought him to develop an approach which allows classically trained string players to jump into the fascinating world of improvisation. Among violinists and string players in general, the desire of learning how to improvise is spreading up more and more.
Ethnic and folk traditions such as the Gypsy or the Indian, jazz music by the great Stéphane Grappelli and the Turtle Island String Quartet or the contemporary creations of Alexander Balanescu and Giovanni Sollima are getting wider attention and are now considered part of the established world of string playing. Luca Ciarla’s master classes and workshops are therefore an opening window on the realm of violin and string improvisation, through the analysis of several improvisational techniques, their application on the violin or other string instruments and the study of jazz and several popular traditions that require improvisational skills. Focusing primarily on the constant search for a creative drive, true goal of any improvising musician, students will have the chance to develop their own artistic language and their own musical personality.
Registration for this workshop $30. Bookings essential, only 30 spots available. Registration form coming soon.
Doors open 7pm. Performance starts at 7.30pm, you will get a seat if you arrive close to 7pm.
VENUE: Irish Society Hall, 29 Domain Terrace, Spreydon The hall is situated up the long driveway, directly next to Domain Park, and there is plenty of well-lit off-street parking.
DOOR SALES CASH ONLY: Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake available during the break, also bar facilities for cold refreshments throughout the night, Eftpos available for purchases only, no cash-out facility. Please remember to bring your current Folk Club membership card as this is required for new club licensing.
24 February 2019
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