***WELCOME BACK TO TORONTO RAVEL***fnnEEEeeEEEEnm
Toronto Ravel is back!! The fall lineup is;
Tuesday September 20 – Anne Lindsay & David Woodhead
Tuesday October 18 – guest TBA
Tuesday November 15 – Dr. Norman Ludwin
Tuesday December 6 – guest TBA
Our study recording can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYmM-LE2-OA All of the study materials will be posted on the <Study Materials> page. Podcasts of the most recent studies can be found at www.soundcloud.com/toronto-ravel-podcast.
SPECIAL GUESTS; Anne Lindsay & David Woodhead. Award winning Violinist /Fiddler Anne Lindsay and multi-instrumentalist David Woodhead will illuminate some of the folk music influences in Appalachian Spring – in particular, the section subtitled Dances and Country Fiddlers, (bars 216 – 303). They will also provide valuable insights into writing for traditional instruments, getting a good performance from trad players, allotting session time for experimentation, allowing for traditional melodic ornamentation, etc…
Anne and David have been playing, studying, composing and recording folk music, individually and together, throughout their musical careers.
Go to anne-lindsay.com and davidwoodhead.com for more information.
NEW ADVENTURES IN LISTENING – Film clips from “On The Waterfront” and “Ryan” are posted on the “Study Materials” page for download. With the sound removed, they can be scored as an exercise, and brough in to “Adventures in Listening” for feedback and analysis. Adventures in Listening is a unique opportunity to get unbiased and honest feedback on your ‘in-progress’ or experimental work from a community of your professional peers. Because it is anonymous, it is a risk-free environment. Whether you are an emerging composer or an experienced one, and whether your work is for concert or screen, I encourage you to take advantage of this invaluable resource.
Many of you are actively performing musicians or are composers with TV shows or films containing your original scores. If you would like me to mention upcoming concerts or showtimes, please see me during the first hour, and I will make the announcement during “Adventures in Listening”. This way we can get the word out while preserving the relaxed and casual atmosphere that we have created at Toronto Ravel.
We need your help. We know that Toronto Ravel is viable, but we need to ensure that it is sustainable. There are 2 ways you can help; First, by spreading the word to your friends, Facebook friends, colleagues, etc., and by passing around the links to our videos – the links are below. Also – you can volunteer a bit of your time and be part of the Ravel team. We need people who can assist with publicity and promotion to work with Janal Bechtholt in spreading the word. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can lend a hand.
Promo Video - PLEASE SHARE THIS LINK! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AQN8yoJpDI
Producer Larry Weinstein talks about Ravel http://youtu.be/PAsiZJYFeY
See you at Ravel!