Viola da Gamba Society - New England - Spring Workshop 2015
Workshop Date: Saturday  May 9th, 2015

There are 2 ways to Register for the VdGS-NE Spring Workshop 2015:

Method 1)   Click here to Register Online  

Note:  If you register online, payment of all fees for the workshop etc must be sent in advance. Upon receipt of your payment you will be contacted to confirm your participation.  Click here for the fee schedule.  

Method 2)  Click on the link below for the pdf version of the Workshop Flyer.  Then, fill out the paper registration form(s), include your check, and mail everything in to the address immediately below.

Please make your check payable to VdGS-NE and send it to:

Sybil Kevy
154 Plain Rd.
Wayland, MA 01778


pdf document"Byrd on the Brain - How We Make Music Together"
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William Byrd

Viola da Gamba Society—New England
Spring Workshop 2015

Byrd on the Brain
How We Make Music Together

Brandeis University
415 South St.
Waltham, MA 02453

Workshop Date:
Saturday May 9th, 2015


Music Director: Zoe Weiss
Coordinator: Anne Legêne

Registration Deadline
April 11th, 2015


Drawing inspiration from recent research in cognitive science we'll use these findings to explore works by Byrd and his brethren. What happens in our brains when we make music together? Why do we enjoysad music? Why can't you resist moving along to some pieces? 

Designed for both viol players and singers, the aim of the workshop is to use scientific findings as a jumping-off point for thinking about the musical body and brain in action. We'll delve into dances through ideas about rhythm, look at fantasias through research on imitation in the brain, and explore the contagious emotions of consort songs. No scientific background needed, only curiosity and some musical experience required!

Besides Zoe, coaches will include Karen Burciaga, Ian Howell, and Loren Ludwig. As always, there will be a class for beginners if there is enough interest. 

Zoe Weiss (zoeweiss@gmail.com) or Anne Legêne (alegene@simonsrock.edu), 412-528-5311



Workshop Schedule:
Details
9:00 - 9:30 Registration and Set-up A=415
9:30-10:15 Lecture/demonstration Please bring a stand
10:30-11:45 Session I For scholarship and senior rates, email Sybil Kevy (thebarbate@gmail.com)
12:00-1:00 Lunch, Annual Meeting, and Music sale
1:15-2:30  Session II
2:45-4:00 Session III



Directions to Brandeis University (415 South Street, Waltham MA 02454)

From the Mass. Turnpike (I-90) Eastbound
Take exit 14 for I-95/Rt 128. After the toll, keep left for 95/128 North. While on ramp, exit immediately onto exit 24 for Route 30. Bear left onto Route 30. Turn right at first traffic light onto River Road. Follow this for 1.5 miles, where it turns into South Street. Brandeis is one-half mile ahead on the left, at 415 South Street.

From the Mass. Turnpike (I-90) Westbound
Take exit 15 for I-95/Rt 128 and Route 30. After the toll proceed straight for Route 30. Turn right at end of the ramp, and then right again at first traffic light onto Route 30. Turn left at next traffic light onto River Road. Follow this for 1.5 miles, where it turns into South Street. Brandeis is one-half mile ahead on the left, at 415 South Street.

From I-95/Route 128 Southbound
Take exit 24 for Route 30. At end of ramp, proceed through traffic light (across Route 30) onto River Road. Follow this for 1.5 miles, where it turns into South Street. Brandeis is one-half mile ahead on the left, at 415 South Street.

From I-95/Route 128 Northbound
Take exit 24 for Route 30. Route 30 is one of several options at this exit, so follow signs carefully. Turn left at the top of the ramp onto Route 30. Turn right at the traffic lights onto River Street. Follow this for 1.5 miles, where it turns into South Street. Brandeis is one-half mile ahead on the left, at 415 South Street.

Slosberg Music Building is the first building on the left upon entering the campus. Some parking is available at Slosberg in the M (Music) lot. If this is full, proceed up the hill past the M lot to the T (Theatre) lot.

Click here for a map and more driving directions

Registration Deadline: April 11th, 2015
Late registrations will be accepted only if space is available!


 
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