Music Workshops and Creative Leadership
Tim has been directing music workshops and creative educational projects since 1987. During this time he has led workshops on behalf of many orchestras, arts centres, education authorities and music services, in addition to work for local authorities, charities and hospitals and projects funded by Youth Music, Creative Partnerships, NESTA and the British Council. Projects have have been aimed at many sectors of society including children both in and out of school, young people in youth clubs, colleges, music centres and festivals, community groups of many ethinc and social types, people in homeless centres, prisons, PRUs, hopsitals and drop-in centres. Such projects have varied from small scale improvisation and performance sessions, to large scale multi-faceted projects involving many different groups.
connected to music - RPO/VIVA/SCHOOLS. daventry the wind cries mary - BBC SINGERS / MARYLEBONE HIGH SCHOOL. london the gateway - east london boroughs commission. saddlers wells salford family orchestra - BBC PHILHARMONIC / RESIDENTS OF SALFORD. manchester kill your timid notion. dundee over the rainbow. glasgow, leeds, cardiff, london score! - MUSIC FOR YOUTH - 5000 performers. birmingham great wakering - PHILHARMONIA / YOUNG PEOPLE FROM ROCHFORD. great wakering norfolk wider opps - BRITTEN SINFONIA / WIDER OPPS PUPILS. kings lynn, norwich hear and now - PHILHARMONIA / MUSIC 4 MEMORY. bedord azerbaizan - ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. gabala music juncion - LCO / BARNADOS. tonbridge, cadogan hall stopestra - CASA DA MUSICA, porto cut and splice - apartment house. wiltons music hall, london 40 - MUSIC FOR YOUTH. royal albert hall, london oto christmas benefit. ACADEMY QUARTET. cafe oto, london scores: the gateway follow the yellowbrick road that yellowbrick feeling SCORE! 40 fifth of beethoven training: koln porto, casa da musica london, guildhall school of music london, royal college of music derby, sinfonia viva
sonopolis - CASA DA MUSICA. multi-faceted community performance. Porto beethoven in rochford - PHILHARMONIA creative orchestra - PHILHARMONIA, bedford. 20 piece mixed youth band tarraddidle - VIVA/POMEGRANATE THEATRE chesterfield. music theatre collaboration hertfordhire schools showcase - ROYAL ALBERT HALL. interactive concert install festival - SOUND AND MUSIC, Michael pisaro, radu malfatti, taku unami. ultra minimalism hounslow schools, mini beasts - ROYAL PHILHARMIONIC FESTIVAL. yr 1/2 school project clash - CBBC. 6 part tv show rpo in dublin - RPO. youth project creative orchestra - PHILHARMONIA, bristol. 40 piece mixed youth band band 1000 - LONDON INTERNATIONAL MUSIC SHOW / MUSIC FOR YOUTH, excel. 1000 piece scratch band special olympics - PHILHARMONIA, walker stadium, leicester. opening fanfare, special olympics carmen - BBCCO, watford collesium. family concert and side by side event. shorditch festival - RPO/HAGGERSTON GIRLS' SCHOOL/BIGGA BLOCA/TURKISH COMMUNITY national festival - MUSIC FOR YOUTH rapid - INTERNATIONAL MULTI ARTS RESIDENCY, turku, finland connected to music - ORCHESTRAS LIVE/RPO/VIVA/DERNGATE/NMPASS scores: fanfare - 2 brass bands and philharmonia brass (for special olympics) the bullfight - for orchestra and audience band 1000/this is your day - for many players of any instrument and voice training: the hague conservertoire gsmd rcm casa da musica, porto national concert hall, dublin
Recent projects have included:
Work for Dohl and Orchestra: a collaborative composition project drawing together musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Newham Academy and the Dohl Academy. The work focused on finding a creative meeting point between the radically different musical cultures and practices. The final performance took place to an audience of 12000 as part of Newham’s annual music festival Under the Stars.
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Boyl Again: a three week project working with 13 primary schools in the hills surrounding Bergen in Norway and musicians from Bergen’s BIT20 contemporary music ensemble. The project culmination was the performance of a new work involving all 370 participants in Bergen’s Greig hall. The performance was inspired by the music of Norwegian composer, Rolf Wallins.
Creative Orchestra: an on-going project in Bedford, Leicester and Bristol. The Creative Orchestra is a new kind of ensemble made of young people with a range of musical skills, backgrounds and interests. In each location, the creative orchestra meets twice a year for a week of intensive rehearsals and workshops in which it creates and rehearses its own material. Each residency culminates with a gig. THe Creative Orchestra is hosted by the Philharmonia Orchestra Education Department.
Fanfare to Cloudgate: a project involving 25 beginner brass players, 25 college brass players, and brass players from the BBC Symphony Orchestra. The focus was the development of a fanfare to introduce a new BBC commision by English composer, Param Vir inspired by the Sculpture Cloudgate by Anish Kapoor. The final performance involved the performers playing from 5 positions around the hall. It was broadcast on radio 3.
Barroque and Roll: a one off 2 hour family workshop in Porto based on the music of Bach and Elvis. Participants ranged in age from 3 to 74, and in experience from beginner to expert.
Amazon Riffs: a performance project in collaboration with anglo-brazilian group, the Britton-Cavallo Ensemble. Based on traditional Brazilian dances, Maracatu and Hasciada. The project brought together 90 KS2 wider opportunities string players and 40 other young musicians drawn from Greenwich Music Service.
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