Tiny Orchestral Moments: Peak Week IV August 2019

Date or timeframe: 25-08-2019 / 01-09-2019
Venue: Retreat Center TBD
Address: TBD
City: Seattle
Country: United States


Building on three years of Tiny Orchestral Moments Peak Week residential workshops, we are announcing TOM IV to be held in the Seattle area from Sunday August 25th 2019 – Sunday September 1st 2019.

This year will feature an international array of special guest collaborators including:

  • California Guitar Trio (Paul Richards, Hideyo Moriya, Bert Lams) 
  • Big Time Trio (Horacio Pozzo, Claudio Lafalce, Martin de Aguirre) 
  • Zum Trio (Luciano Pietrafesa, Shinkuro Matsuura, Fumihito Hatano)
  • Gitbox Duo (Nigel Gavin, Sonia Wilson) 
  • Electric Gauchos (Fernando Kabusacki, Fernando Samalea, Steve Ball, Alex Anthony Faide, Julie Slick) 

In addition, we’ll also have returning professionals from the TOM core team including:

  • Nora Germain (violin, voice, information movement)
  • Aileen Bunch (piano, voice)
  • Amy Denio (all known instruments + a few unknown)
  • Carl Germain (guitar, live sound, recording)
  • Brad Hogg (guitar, bread, facilitation)

…as well as a number of local and international special guests. Of course, we will also have a very special featured ‘wild card’ guest in the tradition of Petra Haden (2016), Janet Feder (2017), and Beth Fleenor (2018).

This year, our 2019 annual event will incorporate an inclusive workshop designed for beginners and anyone new to the TOM team embedded into the traditional week of TOM practices:

  1. initiation: introductions, orientation
  2. collaboration: group work, guided instruction
  3. improvisation: principles and practices
  4. writing: preparation for performance
  5. performance: presentation of our work
  6. recording: performance with the ‘red light’ on
  7. reflection: learning and recapitulation
  8. productization: translation of this work into products
  9. application: completion to enable continuation + expansion

Like previous years, events will include focus on Continuous Improvisation applied to our interactions collaborations, writing, performing, recording, productization and distribution of our work together.

And, as in previous years, the Tiny Moments captured in this Peak Week may be released in future products, CD / Media releases, videos and/or documentaries.

Tiny Orchestral Moments workshops are inclusive open to anyone, on any instrument, of any level. This year, we will also feature sessions and section work covering both acoustic and electric ensembles.

Applications for this residential workshop are being accepted for participants, organizers, supporters, patrons and performers.

Please contact info@tinyorchestralmoments.com for application details including fees, lodging, meals and logistics.

Sponsored by Tiny Orchestral Moments and Seattle Circle

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