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The Bay Area's New Sound Festival - July 27 August 2, 2014

pianist educator Thollem McDonas
Thollem McDonas leading a workshop in UT-Chattanooga

Community Music Center
544 Capp Street @ 20th, San Francisco, CA
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Workshop 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Performance 8:15 pm

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Outspoken Event Sun. July 27
Improvisation Workshop w/Thollem McDonas
$15 workshop fee @ the door
or pre-register @ brown paper tickets - all instruments welcome

Monday July 28
Workshop Performance w/Thollem McDonas
Free Admission

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Thollem McDonas

Pianist, composer, and educator Thollem McDonas will lead a collaboration/improvisation workshop for musicians and non-musicians alike.
The participants will investigate concepts of structured and free improvisation as well as developing the character of an ensemble through active listening exercises and collaboration skills. Overall, the emphasis is not necessarily on individual creativity but on collaboration with others. This workshop encourages participation by anyone regardless of their musical experience, age, or language. It's open to dancers, musicians, filmmakers, writers, actors, fine artists and more. Most importantly, the workshop develops organically from the input of the participants, a natural progression, a structured improvisation of its own. It will culminate in a performance the following evening.
"Thollem's ability to focus on and orchestrate the range of each participant's abilities into a creative work that raises the quality of the whole, is the result of his years of tireless, rigorous international experimentation." - Dr. Hafez Modirzadeh, SFSU