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TL Presents Classical Deconstructed

Fri 9 July 2021

TL Lecturer Emmanuel Vass and guests host workshop encouraging local teens to subvert the classical genre.

ClassicFM “Young Classical Star” and pianist Emmanuel Vass will lead a free and inclusive musical play day for 13- to 19-year-olds. His aim is to encourage participants to transform the classical genre using electronic techniques such as beats, loops samples and improv.

Emmanuel and guests will work alongside young musicians to reinvent well-known themes by classical composers, creating what they call “cool classical”.

Joining Emmanuel to deliver Classical Deconstructed are two other expert musicians: violinist and loop/ FX specialist Rebekah Reid and experimental flautist and spoken word musician, Dr Diljeet Bhachu.

Emmanuel comments –

“I’m so excited about this. It will be a rich, fun and fascinating day which any youg musician can get involved with to have fun with their creativity.”

Embodying TL’s approach to music-making, the workshop promises to be an exciting and playful summer workshop championing creativity and innovation and forms part of the conservatoire’s active work to decolonise the curricula.

Register now by visiting our Classical Deconstructed webpage.