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This course is an introduction to the immersive world of hand frame drums and collective rhythmic practice. It’s divided into two separate modules and open to all levels, including complete beginners. We provide the instruments.

The first module will introduce you to the technique of lap-style frame drum. The second module is dedicated to the development of rhythmic skills. In this part the use of other instruments (voice, percussive, melodic, clapping…) is welcome. ♥

Throughout the whole course special focus is dedicated to our primary instrument: the body – it’s posture, responsiveness, the role of breath. To cultivate a more intuitive feel, we will make use of different body practices.

Click here to read more about my teaching methods.

 

TWO MODULES TO CHOOSE (YOU CAN TAKE ONE OR BOTH)

I. Lap style frame drum for the beginners | Saturday 11:00-13:30 (2,5 h)

The class covers:
– warm-up exercises to increase the sensitivity in hands and responsiveness in the body.
– step-by-step learning of the ‘lap-style’ technique on the frame drum
– simple rhythmic structures, introduction to rhythmology (sic!)

We are going to study the technique of frame-drumming according to the approach of the innovative percussionist and composer Zohar Fresco. The class is especially recommended to complete beginners as well as intermediate students that wish to learn a unique, ergonomic technique.

II. The practice of the rhythm and pulse | Saturday 14:15-16:45 (2,5 h)

The class covers:
– traditional rhythmic patterns from Greece, Turkey and the Middle East
– collective improvisation
– rhythmic vocalization system based on Konnakol
– Bodies in Pulse/Pulse in Bodies – a method to embody the rhythm and pulse through movement and voice; the practice of mindfulness in movement
– polyrhythms: the practice of simple compositional ideas for group playing

This module is a proposition for everyone interested in increasing their rhythmic skills. If you play a melodic instrument you are welcome to bring it and use it in the workshop. If you don’t play any instruments, you are welcome to use clapping/tapping and/or voice.

 

USEFUL INFO

→ PLACE / TIME:
Willows Nest, Boxhagener Str 61 (5 min from Ostkreuz)

Saturday 14.09 | 11:00-13:30 (module 1st) | 14:15-16:45 (module 2nd)

→ INSTRUMENTS
we provide instruments for the whole course for free. Just let know you need one!

→ INVESTMENT
EARLY BIRD (till 9.09): €30 (one module) / €50 (two modules)
AFTER 9.09: €40 (one module) / €70 (two modules)

DISCOUNTS for students, artists and unwaged ♥

→ SIGN UP TO ENSURE YOUR SPOT (LIMIT OF PARTICIPANTS)
borys.drums@gmail.com or contact form

To book a spot transfer the full price to the account given in the response. The spot is non-refundable, but you can pass it to a friend :)

 

TEACHER:

The workshop is led by Borys Slowikowski: musician, educator, performer and psychologist. He has studied frame drums from Zohar Fresco since 2010. Studied also from i.a. Bijan Chemirani, Jacek Ostaszewski, Sabina Giannatou, Efren Lopez. Plays mainly traditional music from Greece, Turkey, Poland as well as free improvisation. He is involved in movement improvisation and performance field as well as in varied forms of somatic work. He develops his own method of teaching drums and rhythmics based on somatic practice. 

 

 

 

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