October 16, 2015
Composers’ Reading Session: Santur & Tárogató
The Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra, in partnership with UBC School of Music, is pleased to present the following 2-part educational event in association with its upcoming Global Soundscapes Festival: Notes From the Araxes Basin.
This hands-on workshop is designed to familiarize composers with two traditional instruments, santur and tárogató, by providing opportunities for participants to meet and learn from master performers of these instruments. Experienced VICO composers and educators will also offer expertise on reducing communication barriers between different musical languages. Participating composers will be encouraged to write short (under 5 minutes) sketches/pieces for santur and tárogató, which will then be workshopped with the musicians. Sketches may be scored for solo instruments or duos. Participating composers will be provided with a recording of the reading.
INSTRUMENT BACKGROUNDERS (links to VICO resources)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
Registration fee: $20 payable (cash or cheque) to VICO at the reading session.
NOTE: This program is offered free of charge to University of BC music students.
For additional background on the featured instruments and others:
We would like to acknowledge the following supporters for this project: UBC School of Music, Canada Council for the Arts, SOCAN Foundation, British Columbia Arts Council and the City of Vancouver.