Seattle Guitar Work Weekend: Bass Camp II

Date or timeframe: 07-06-2019 / 09-06-2019
Venue: Art Cougar House, Madison Park
City: Seattle
Country: United States

Category(-ies):

Seattle Guitar Work Weekend: Bass Camp II June 7-9 2019

A Weekend Workshop for Bass Players, Low End Inhabitors and Modern Collaborating Musicians. Featuring masterful Bass, Guitar, Clarinet and Music Instructors from Italy, Philadelphia, Germany and Seattle including: Julie Slick, Marco Machera, Alessandro Inolti and Steve Ball.

Also featuring Special Guest presenters: Beth Fleenor, Trey Gunn, Markus Reuter.

There will also be a number of other surprise guests (ex.Tony Levin on Zoom video saying hello from Europe, Anthony Garone (Make Weird Music founder) and Leonardo Pavkovic (founder MoonJune records) in person.

This year, the event includes integration into the SeaProg festival where TROOT, Trey Gunn & Markus Reuter, and EchoTest are each playing Friday, Saturday and Sunday night (respectively). The workshop includes SeaProg show attendance as part of the workshop.

NOTE: given the presence of some rather accomplished guitarists and a rather talented drummer, please note that this event would also be suitable for guitarists, rhythm enthusiasts and ALL other instrumentalists as well.

Q: Is this course for you?

1. This is a residential retreat: all food / lodging is included.

2. It is open to anyone with aspiration to learn, commitment and growth mindset.

3. The aim of the retreat is to share and invent collaborative practices — focused on the Low End: bass playing, looping, writing, integration, innovation and motivation.

4. The musical aspect of this retreat will focus on intensive personal and group work with instruments and voices, and attention to rhythm and the low end of the sonic spectrum.

5. Additional session(s) may include: personal and group practices, tonal innovation, new group improvisation techniques, ear training, performance and presence – depending on interest.

6. Teams/groups are encouraged to attend together.

7. Electric basses and/or acoustic basses / acoustic guitars are recommended in the tuning of your choice, and ALL other instruments, including voices, are also welcome.

Private and personal coaching will also be available on a range of relevant topics including, above and beyond Music.

Applications are being accepted for Bassists / Guitarists / Musicians as well as a small Kitchen / House / Logistics team.

Space is limited.

A draft daily schedule will be published at the beginning of June so those in Seattle who wish to participate a la carte will also have an opportunity to plug in and contribute to specific events.

Tuition: $750 includes instruction, food and lodging.

A la carte pricing TBD.

To apply, email: info@tinyorchestralmoments.com

Scholarships and discounts may be available for those in need.

Sponsored by Tiny Orchestral Moments and Seattle Circle.

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Seattle Guitar Work Weekend: Bass Camp II June 7-9 2019

A Weekend Workshop for Bass Players, Low End Inhabitors and Modern Collaborating Musicians. Featuring masterful Bass, Guitar, Clarinet and Music Instructors from Italy, Philadelphia, Germany and Seattle including: Julie Slick, Marco Machera, Alessandro Inolti and Steve Ball.

Also featuring Special Guest presenters: Beth Fleenor, Trey Gunn, Markus Reuter.

There will also be a number of other surprise guests (ex.Tony Levin on Zoom video saying hello from Europe, Anthony Garone (Make Weird Music founder) and Leonardo Pavkovic (founder MoonJune records) in person.

This year, the event includes integration into the SeaProg festival where TROOT, Trey Gunn & Markus Reuter, and EchoTest are each playing Friday, Saturday and Sunday night (respectively). The workshop includes SeaProg show attendance as part of the workshop.

NOTE: given the presence of some rather accomplished guitarists and a rather talented drummer, please note that this event would also be suitable for guitarists, rhythm enthusiasts and ALL other instrumentalists as well.

Q: Is this course for you?

1. This is a residential retreat: all food / lodging is included.

2. It is open to anyone with aspiration to learn, commitment and growth mindset.

3. The aim of the retreat is to share and invent collaborative practices — focused on the Low End: bass playing, looping, writing, integration, innovation and motivation.

4. The musical aspect of this retreat will focus on intensive personal and group work with instruments and voices, and attention to rhythm and the low end of the sonic spectrum.

5. Additional session(s) may include: personal and group practices, tonal innovation, new group improvisation techniques, ear training, performance and presence – depending on interest.

6. Teams/groups are encouraged to attend together.

7. Electric basses and/or acoustic basses / acoustic guitars are recommended in the tuning of your choice, and ALL other instruments, including voices, are also welcome.

Private and personal coaching will also be available on a range of relevant topics including, above and beyond Music.

Applications are being accepted for Bassists / Guitarists / Musicians as well as a small Kitchen / House / Logistics team.

Space is limited.

A draft daily schedule will be published at the beginning of June so those in Seattle who wish to participate a la carte will also have an opportunity to plug in and contribute to specific events.

Tuition: $750 includes instruction, food and lodging.

A la carte pricing TBD.

To apply, email: info@tinyorchestralmoments.com

Scholarships and discounts may be available for those in need.

Sponsored by Tiny Orchestral Moments and Seattle Circle.

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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

Category(-ies):

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

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

Seattle Guitar Work Weekend: Bass Camp

Date or timeframe: 09-02-2018 / 11-02-2018
Venue: Madison Park Art Cougar House
City: Seattle
Country: United States

Category(-ies):

An immersive weekend workshop for Bass Players, Low-end Inhabitors and Modern Collaborating Musicians

Feb 9 – 11, 2018 in a Madison Park Mansion in Seattle, WA

Featuring masterful Bass, Guitar, and Music Instructors from Italy, Philadelphia, Buenos Aires and Seattle: Julie Slick, Marco Machera, Alessandro Inolti, Alex Anthony Faide and Steve Ball.

Also featuring Special Guest presenters Frank Sheldon  and Beth Fleenor – and a number of other surprise guests. Some in person, some via remote connectivity.. Also featuring Special Guest presenters and a surprise guest. Or two.

Q: Is this course for you?

1. This is a residential retreat: all food / lodging is included.

2. It is open to anyone with aspiration to learn, commitment and growth mindset.

3. The aim of the retreat is to share and invent collaborative practices focused on the Low End: bass playing, looping, writing, integration, innovation and motivation.

4. The musical aspect of this retreat will focus on intensive personal and group work with the bass, and attention to rhythm and the low end of the sonic spectrum.

5. Additional session(s) may include: personal and group practices, tonal innovation, new group improvisation techniques, performance and presence – depending on interest.

6. Teams/groups are encouraged to attend together.

7. Electric basses and/or acoustic basses / acoustic guitars are recommended in the tuning of your choice, and other instruments are also welcome.

Private and personal coaching will also be available on a range of relevant topics including, above and beyond Music. Space is limited.

Applications are being accepted for participants / instructors / guitarists / musicians as well as a small kitchen / house / logistics team members.

A draft daily schedule will be published before the course so those in Seattle who wish to participate a la carte will also have an opportunity to plug in and contribute to specific events. We may also make AAD participation for certain sessions possible via Zoom video for a small fee.

Feb 2018 in Seattle
Seattle Guitar Work Weekend: Bass Camp

Tuition: $750 includes instruction, food and lodging. Discounts and scholarships may be available for traveling long distances and/or those who have need to attend.

Please contact steveball at live dot com for application or more information.

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An immersive weekend workshop for Bass Players, Low-end Inhabitors and Modern Collaborating Musicians

Feb 9 – 11, 2018 in a Madison Park Mansion in Seattle, WA

Featuring masterful Bass, Guitar, and Music Instructors from Italy, Philadelphia, Buenos Aires and Seattle: Julie Slick, Marco Machera, Alessandro Inolti, Alex Anthony Faide and Steve Ball.

Also featuring Special Guest presenters Frank Sheldon  and Beth Fleenor – and a number of other surprise guests. Some in person, some via remote connectivity.. Also featuring Special Guest presenters and a surprise guest. Or two.

Q: Is this course for you?

1. This is a residential retreat: all food / lodging is included.

2. It is open to anyone with aspiration to learn, commitment and growth mindset.

3. The aim of the retreat is to share and invent collaborative practices focused on the Low End: bass playing, looping, writing, integration, innovation and motivation.

4. The musical aspect of this retreat will focus on intensive personal and group work with the bass, and attention to rhythm and the low end of the sonic spectrum.

5. Additional session(s) may include: personal and group practices, tonal innovation, new group improvisation techniques, performance and presence – depending on interest.

6. Teams/groups are encouraged to attend together.

7. Electric basses and/or acoustic basses / acoustic guitars are recommended in the tuning of your choice, and other instruments are also welcome.

Private and personal coaching will also be available on a range of relevant topics including, above and beyond Music. Space is limited.

Applications are being accepted for participants / instructors / guitarists / musicians as well as a small kitchen / house / logistics team members.

A draft daily schedule will be published before the course so those in Seattle who wish to participate a la carte will also have an opportunity to plug in and contribute to specific events. We may also make AAD participation for certain sessions possible via Zoom video for a small fee.

Feb 2018 in Seattle
Seattle Guitar Work Weekend: Bass Camp

Tuition: $750 includes instruction, food and lodging. Discounts and scholarships may be available for traveling long distances and/or those who have need to attend.

Please contact steveball at live dot com for application or more information.

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Seattle Guitar Work Weekend: Orchestral Management

Date or timeframe: 22-09-2017 / 25-09-2017
Venue: Madison Park Mansion
Address: 609 34th Ave East, Seattle WA
City: Seattle
Country: United States

Category(-ies):

Seattle Guitar Work Weekend: Orchestral Management
Workshop for Actualizing Artists, Instructors, Circle Leaders, and Initiators 

Sept 22 -24, 2017 in a Madison Park Mansion in Seattle, WA

Come spend an intense weekend working closely and expanding the Craft of Leadership with masterful Artists, Circle Leaders, Event Coordinators, Project Planners, and Music business experts from Italy, Los Angeles, New Jersey, and Seattle. Also featuring Special Guest presenters and a surprise guest. Or two.

Confirmed presenters: 

In Person 
1. Frank Sheldon – “Frankertronix” Frank unlocks musicians from habits – there is no formula for this, and no one understands how Frank does this. But he does.

2. Christian Doering – “Understanding Why: Better ‘hows’ are great. I am interested “why.” Not about defining a common aim, but about maintaining a connection with it. Bicycle wheel -> to hula hoop transition is one part of that. Also covering 3 enneagrams of a manifestation / performance event.” 

3. Nora Germain – Nora is a master musician and master of raising cash for project(s) via PledgeMusic, and she will present a discussion on “Crowd Funding, Common Habits of Artists Who Have Broken Through, Principles for a Satisfying Creative Existence, & Personal Organization”

4. Leilani Lewis – Artist Coach, University of Washington and Artist Trust educator, Leilani hosts an extended course for artists designed to “create a 10-year vision for your artistic practice, set short- and long-term goals, and practice the professional skills you’ll need to turn your plans into action. By the end of her (six week) class, you’ll know what it takes to make it as an artist and sustain their work over the course of a career.” 

5. Amy Denio – “Gig Life: juggling the day to day, week to week life of the professional musician, including bands, gigs, grants, interns and working w arts organizations” or a topic of her choice. 

6. Ingrid Pape-Sheldon: photographs of participants for future products. 

7. Paul Richards, guitarist of the California Guitar Trio; discussing life logistics of the working indie band. 

Via Zoom Video

8. Tom Redmond – “Goal Diffusion: too many competing priorities, conflicting goals or even contradictory goals. Goal Diffusion is a career threatening condition that literally drives us away from our highest payoff activities and robs us of motivation and energy. Other than that, everything is fine! The session will offer examples of Goal Diffusion for individuals and on a team level plus deliver practical solutions that can be applied immediately.”

9. Patricia Fripp – Exec coach and internationally acclaimed Public Speaking expert. Patricia will cover “Stand Up, Speak Out and Connect OR The Overlooked Element in Performance OR All Speaking is Public Speaking.” Patricia is dear sister of Robert Fripp, and she shares a certain aspect of his genius: she works to transform the potential, skills and abilities of execs while Robert works to transform the potential skills and abilities of musicians. Both are hilarious and masterful storytellers. 

10. Brian Lucey – “Mastering and Mastery”, or a refined topic of his choice. 

 

Q: Is this course for you?

1. This is a residential retreat (all food / lodging is included).
2. It is open to anyone with previous Guitar Craft or Guitar Circle experience.
3. The retreat will focus on intensive personal and group work focused on building skills in effective instruction, group leadership, sustainable project management, best practices, and shared learning about organizing and executing successful music and education projects and products.
4. Presentation(s) may include: “the Musician’s Business”, new group organizational practices, tools for planning, Circle leadership, and/or sustainable event and career management. 
5. Instructors, teachers, project organizers are encouraged to attend together.
6. Acoustic guitars are also welcome in the tuning of your choice, and other instruments are also welcome as we will practice leading Circles and performances.  
7. Private and personal coaching will also be available.

Applications are being accepted for participants / instructors / guitarists / musicians as well as a small kitchen / house / logistics team members.

A draft daily schedule will be published before the course so those in Seattle who wish to participate a la carte will also have an opportunity to plug in and contribute to specific events. We will also make AAD participation possible via Zoom video for a small AAD participation fee. 

Tuition: $750 includes instruction, food and lodging. Discounts and scholarships may be available for traveling long distances and/or those who have need to attend.

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Seattle Guitar Work Weekend: Orchestral Management
Workshop for Actualizing Artists, Instructors, Circle Leaders, and Initiators 

Sept 22 -24, 2017 in a Madison Park Mansion in Seattle, WA

Come spend an intense weekend working closely and expanding the Craft of Leadership with masterful Artists, Circle Leaders, Event Coordinators, Project Planners, and Music business experts from Italy, Los Angeles, New Jersey, and Seattle. Also featuring Special Guest presenters and a surprise guest. Or two.

Confirmed presenters: 

In Person 
1. Frank Sheldon – “Frankertronix” Frank unlocks musicians from habits – there is no formula for this, and no one understands how Frank does this. But he does.

2. Christian Doering – “Understanding Why: Better ‘hows’ are great. I am interested “why.” Not about defining a common aim, but about maintaining a connection with it. Bicycle wheel -> to hula hoop transition is one part of that. Also covering 3 enneagrams of a manifestation / performance event.” 

3. Nora Germain – Nora is a master musician and master of raising cash for project(s) via PledgeMusic, and she will present a discussion on “Crowd Funding, Common Habits of Artists Who Have Broken Through, Principles for a Satisfying Creative Existence, & Personal Organization”

4. Leilani Lewis – Artist Coach, University of Washington and Artist Trust educator, Leilani hosts an extended course for artists designed to “create a 10-year vision for your artistic practice, set short- and long-term goals, and practice the professional skills you’ll need to turn your plans into action. By the end of her (six week) class, you’ll know what it takes to make it as an artist and sustain their work over the course of a career.” 

5. Amy Denio – “Gig Life: juggling the day to day, week to week life of the professional musician, including bands, gigs, grants, interns and working w arts organizations” or a topic of her choice. 

6. Ingrid Pape-Sheldon: photographs of participants for future products. 

7. Paul Richards, guitarist of the California Guitar Trio; discussing life logistics of the working indie band. 

Via Zoom Video

8. Tom Redmond – “Goal Diffusion: too many competing priorities, conflicting goals or even contradictory goals. Goal Diffusion is a career threatening condition that literally drives us away from our highest payoff activities and robs us of motivation and energy. Other than that, everything is fine! The session will offer examples of Goal Diffusion for individuals and on a team level plus deliver practical solutions that can be applied immediately.”

9. Patricia Fripp – Exec coach and internationally acclaimed Public Speaking expert. Patricia will cover “Stand Up, Speak Out and Connect OR The Overlooked Element in Performance OR All Speaking is Public Speaking.” Patricia is dear sister of Robert Fripp, and she shares a certain aspect of his genius: she works to transform the potential, skills and abilities of execs while Robert works to transform the potential skills and abilities of musicians. Both are hilarious and masterful storytellers. 

10. Brian Lucey – “Mastering and Mastery”, or a refined topic of his choice. 

 

Q: Is this course for you?

1. This is a residential retreat (all food / lodging is included).
2. It is open to anyone with previous Guitar Craft or Guitar Circle experience.
3. The retreat will focus on intensive personal and group work focused on building skills in effective instruction, group leadership, sustainable project management, best practices, and shared learning about organizing and executing successful music and education projects and products.
4. Presentation(s) may include: “the Musician’s Business”, new group organizational practices, tools for planning, Circle leadership, and/or sustainable event and career management. 
5. Instructors, teachers, project organizers are encouraged to attend together.
6. Acoustic guitars are also welcome in the tuning of your choice, and other instruments are also welcome as we will practice leading Circles and performances.  
7. Private and personal coaching will also be available.

Applications are being accepted for participants / instructors / guitarists / musicians as well as a small kitchen / house / logistics team members.

A draft daily schedule will be published before the course so those in Seattle who wish to participate a la carte will also have an opportunity to plug in and contribute to specific events. We will also make AAD participation possible via Zoom video for a small AAD participation fee. 

Tuition: $750 includes instruction, food and lodging. Discounts and scholarships may be available for traveling long distances and/or those who have need to attend.

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Tiny Orchestral Moments II

Date or timeframe: 13-08-2017 / 20-08-2017
Venue: Woodway House
City: Seattle
Country: United States

Category(-ies):

Tiny Orchestral Moments II

Tiny Orchestral Moments is an international troupe of musicians who meet yearly to write, record, perform, improvise to bring new Music into the world by collaborating across genres. The ensemble includes a gender-balanced core team of invited-celebrity musicians who are already established in their work as internationally-recognized performing musicians. The core team is complemented by contributions from a full range of students, apprentices, organizers, instructors and experienced collaborators from in and outside the worldwide GC community. 

The performers present collaborative repertoire for layered guitars, voices, violins, strings, wind, and percussion — presenting structured improvisation that sounds composed, and composed collaboration that sounds improvised. TOM shows unfold for the audience in 360-degrees as musicians move in and around the audience. The surround sound is complemented by three walls of ambient video, and supported by an orchestra of guitarists from the extended Seattle Guitar Circle.

In addition to hosting multiple public performances during each project, the full team also spends part of the week working in a world class studio (ex. TOM v1. recorded for three days at London Bridge studio) with a revolving-door of invited guest producers and musicians from the Seattle music community.  

About Tiny Orchestral Moments

TOM began as a twelve-week series of performances by the Seattle Guitar Circle that ran weekly from January 7th – March 24th 2016 at the Seattle Creative Arts Center in Ballard. Each week, the ensemble of ~12 Crafty Guitarists presented a dynamic show based upon an intricate and evolving repertoire spanning Bach to Fripp to Ives,… punctuated with pockets of Structured Improvisation with guitarists flowing, moving, Circulating and playing in and around the entire performance space.

This new TOM yearly series expands on the initial Tiny Orchestral Moments format by inviting in world-class players from all over the world to collaborate on an expanding repertoire of Structured Improvisation techniques.  

TOM v1 was in August of 2016 and featured:

In the summer of 2017, in conjunction with the premier of TOM v2, there will be a documentary film and five CD box set released featuring recordings from TOM v1. Each new TOM event will include synchronized product releases from the previous years team.    

Inquiries and application information, please contact Steve Ball.

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Tiny Orchestral Moments II

Tiny Orchestral Moments is an international troupe of musicians who meet yearly to write, record, perform, improvise to bring new Music into the world by collaborating across genres. The ensemble includes a gender-balanced core team of invited-celebrity musicians who are already established in their work as internationally-recognized performing musicians. The core team is complemented by contributions from a full range of students, apprentices, organizers, instructors and experienced collaborators from in and outside the worldwide GC community. 

The performers present collaborative repertoire for layered guitars, voices, violins, strings, wind, and percussion — presenting structured improvisation that sounds composed, and composed collaboration that sounds improvised. TOM shows unfold for the audience in 360-degrees as musicians move in and around the audience. The surround sound is complemented by three walls of ambient video, and supported by an orchestra of guitarists from the extended Seattle Guitar Circle.

In addition to hosting multiple public performances during each project, the full team also spends part of the week working in a world class studio (ex. TOM v1. recorded for three days at London Bridge studio) with a revolving-door of invited guest producers and musicians from the Seattle music community.  

About Tiny Orchestral Moments

TOM began as a twelve-week series of performances by the Seattle Guitar Circle that ran weekly from January 7th – March 24th 2016 at the Seattle Creative Arts Center in Ballard. Each week, the ensemble of ~12 Crafty Guitarists presented a dynamic show based upon an intricate and evolving repertoire spanning Bach to Fripp to Ives,… punctuated with pockets of Structured Improvisation with guitarists flowing, moving, Circulating and playing in and around the entire performance space.

This new TOM yearly series expands on the initial Tiny Orchestral Moments format by inviting in world-class players from all over the world to collaborate on an expanding repertoire of Structured Improvisation techniques.  

TOM v1 was in August of 2016 and featured:

In the summer of 2017, in conjunction with the premier of TOM v2, there will be a documentary film and five CD box set released featuring recordings from TOM v1. Each new TOM event will include synchronized product releases from the previous years team.    

Inquiries and application information, please contact Steve Ball.

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Seattle Guitar Work Weekend

Date or timeframe: 09-06-2017 / 11-06-2017
Venue: Woodway House
City: Seattle
Country: United States

Category(-ies):

Seattle Guitar Work Weekend
June 9 -11, 2017 in Seattle, WA

Come spend an intense weekend working closely with masterful Guitar Instructors from Spain, Argentina and Seattle. Also featuring Special Guest presenters including Frank Sheldon, David Singleton and a surprise guest. Or two.

Q: Is this course for you?

1. This is a residential retreat (all food / lodging is included).
2. It is open to anyone with previous Guitar Craft or Guitar Circle experience.
3. The retreat will focus on intensive personal and group work with the guitar, including application, extension of principles and practices we’ve learned.
4. Additional presentation(s) may include: “the Musician’s Business”, new group improvisation techniques, advanced circulation, leadership, and/or event management – depending on interest.
5. Teams/groups are encouraged to attend together.
6. Acoustic guitars are recommended in the tuning of your choice, and other instruments are also welcome.
7. Private and personal coaching will also be available.

Applications are being accepted for Guitarists / Musicians as well as a small Kitchen / House / Logistics team members.

A draft daily schedule will be published at the beginning of June so those in Seattle who wish to participate a la carte will also have an opportunity to plug in and contribute to specific events.

Tuition: $750 includes instruction, food and lodging (and KC Friends & Family show access on Sunday June 11th. Discounts and scholarships may be available for traveling long distances and/or those who have need to attend.

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Seattle Guitar Work Weekend
June 9 -11, 2017 in Seattle, WA

Come spend an intense weekend working closely with masterful Guitar Instructors from Spain, Argentina and Seattle. Also featuring Special Guest presenters including Frank Sheldon, David Singleton and a surprise guest. Or two.

Q: Is this course for you?

1. This is a residential retreat (all food / lodging is included).
2. It is open to anyone with previous Guitar Craft or Guitar Circle experience.
3. The retreat will focus on intensive personal and group work with the guitar, including application, extension of principles and practices we’ve learned.
4. Additional presentation(s) may include: “the Musician’s Business”, new group improvisation techniques, advanced circulation, leadership, and/or event management – depending on interest.
5. Teams/groups are encouraged to attend together.
6. Acoustic guitars are recommended in the tuning of your choice, and other instruments are also welcome.
7. Private and personal coaching will also be available.

Applications are being accepted for Guitarists / Musicians as well as a small Kitchen / House / Logistics team members.

A draft daily schedule will be published at the beginning of June so those in Seattle who wish to participate a la carte will also have an opportunity to plug in and contribute to specific events.

Tuition: $750 includes instruction, food and lodging (and KC Friends & Family show access on Sunday June 11th. Discounts and scholarships may be available for traveling long distances and/or those who have need to attend.

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