A well-performed song can really spice up an improv performance. However, even seasoned improvisers sometimes shy away from singing. In this workshop we focus on creating and performing improvised songs, and the good news is that anyone can do it! We will prove in this workshop that each of us has been so immersed in (western) pop music, that we all unconsciously know ‘the rules’ of pop music. This workshop will help you unlock this unconscious knowledge.
No prior musical improv experience is needed. You don’t need a good singing voice, you can be tone-deaf and rhythmically challenged. We’ll still make you sing. And shine.
Expect to learn:
*What to sing about
*How to make a song stick
*How to create song structures
*How to create a variety of melody and rhythm
*When (not to) rhyme
*How and when to sing together in duets and group songs
€30 cash or card on the door
Reserve your space by emailing email@example.com, or pay for your space now on Eventbrite.
About the Instructor:
Tom Tollenaere is an improviser and improv musician, who has been training and coaching improvisers abroad and in his home country of Belgium since 1999. He’s the founder and artistic director of RIOT – the Royal Improphonic Orchestra & Theatre, specializing in musical long-form improv theatre. Between 1999 and 2005 he was artistic director for The Lunatics, one of Belgium’s oldest short-form collectives, performing with them as an improv actor from 1997-2006. He likes to teach and theorize about Narrative long-form and musical improv, both long & short, writes a blog about Improv on tomsimprovpages.wordpress.com and is a guest blogger for the Dutch improblog.nl.
Tom will also be performing in the musical improv duo “Talk Radio” with Watch This Space on Thursday, 31st March!