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Living School Workshop

 
 

 

Founded in 1992, Berlin's Living School Workshop was based on an idea from Franz de Byl (Flz) first patronized by the Berlin Senate and later by the Charlottenburg - Wilmersdorf School of Music. The two principal teachers are Mack Goldsbury (saxophones) and Ernst Bier (drums). The workshop is directed towards music students and experienced amateurs of all ages.

Living School Workshop

Requirements are the ability to play an instrument, basic understanding of music theory, and experience in improvisation. The purpose of the workshop is to play and analyze contemporary jazz compositions with in preparation for a performance.

The material ranges from little-known mainstream compositions through free improvisation. The workshop is conducted on a weekend. On both days the ensemble rehearses from 12:00 until around 17:00. They work on a minimum of five compositions which have been chosen by the teachers.

During the rehearsal the ensemble will be coached by the teachers on the most important aspects of arrangement, rhythmic structure, improvisation, and individual creative expression. The workshop ends on the evening of the second day with a concert of the music that was worked on during the two days. The concert is open to the public.

In the 23 years of its successful existence (over 200 workshops), guest teachers have occasionally been invited to bring in their own compositions for the workshops to interpret. Among these are such well known jazz figures as:

  • ED SCHULLER
  • BILL BICKFORD
  • LINDSEY HORNER
  • BILLY BANG
  • PERRY ROBINSON
  • MARTIN LILLICH
  • HERB ROBERTSON
    and others.

 

Workshops 2017  

For the second half of the year, the Living School is scheduled for the following week-end at the A-Trane Jazzclub:

  • December 16th & 17th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Register at : ernstbier(at)jazzdrumming.de

 

 
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Here you'll find the brand new webpage

for the Living School Workshop

http://www.livingschool.de

 

 

Ernst Bier

Ernst Bier

Ernst Bier

Ernst Bier

 

 

all Photos by Dietmar Liste

 

 

 


mail: ernst.bier(at)jazzdrumming.de
 

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