This workshop is an introduction to the world of frame drums, open to the participants of any level – including those that never played any instrument before.
The drums are provided!
We will explore the sounds of this ancient instrument, build up an ability to play, learn different traditional grooves and work on our rhythmic creativity.
Special focus will be 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. All about letting it flow :)
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 rhythmics
– history of frame drums – different examples from the Mediterranean world
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 get to know a unique, ergonomic technique.
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→ PLACE / TIME:
Berlin Frame Drum School – Wedding/Gesundbrunnen (exact location is given upon request)
- Sunday 19.01 / 16:00-18:30
- Thursday 23.01 / 18:00-20:30
→ INVESTMENT: €30
* discounts for students, artists and unwaged *
SPOTS LIMITED → sign up to ensure your spot! email@example.com or pm!
WE PROVIDE THE INSTRUMENTS (write to book one!)
SPOTS LIMITED TO 10 PEOPLE
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.