5-7pm Free! Bring your instruments!
Facilitator TBA. No registration required, each workshop can accomodate 15 participants and up to 10 observers.
NOW workshops are open to creative minds of any level of ability, from all communities in inclusive, safe, cooperative environments. NOW workshops are designed for creative individuals with varied abilities and experiences and offer safe spaces to explore and create instantaneous cooperative music.
The New Orchestra Workshop Society has been presenting workshops to the public for over 40 years. The first NOW Workshop took place at the Western Front on April 6 1978, facilitated by Karl Berger, the founder of the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock, NY. In the same year, the New Orchestra Workshop Society presented workshops by Anthony Davis, Oliver Lake, and Sam Rivers. In 1979, weekly workshop at the Western Front began (42 that year) and the NOW Society continues the tradition of yearly workshop series at the Western Front and at 8EAST. We have presented facilitators such as Robin Holcomb, Satoko Fuiiji, Russell Wallace, Ida Toninato, Émilie Gerard Charest, Eyvind Kang, Kim Myhr, Lori Freedman, Kris Davis, Anne La Berge, Ingrid Laubrock in recent years.
Doors open from 4:45