The Grocery and Sonic Frontiers Team Up for Experimental Music Workshop Series
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The Grocery at 900 Main Ave in Northport, AL is pleased to announce the Sonic Frontiers Workshop Series, presented in partnership with the Sonic Frontiers Concert Series based at the University of Alabama. Whereas the concert series brings world-class visiting artists to our community to perform, the Sonic Frontiers Workshop Series explores and cultivates experimental musical practices from within the local community.
Conceived as a combination of open rehearsal, community sound workshop, critical music discussion space, and sonic laboratory for works-in-progress, the sessions will be facilitated by West Alabama’s own Andrew Raffo Dewar, Tim Feeney, and Holland Hopson, collaborating together with those in attendance. Each session will highlight a different aesthetic take on musical experimentalism.
These casual monthly exploratory music sessions will allow the local community of sound makers to workshop, perform, and discuss new ideas as well as work through existing scores in an open and low-pressure environment that also invites interested attendees to investigate these musical practices through focused listening, discussion, and hands-on engagement. .
The series kicks off this week and runs through June:
- 1/14, Tim Feeney: new work & conversations
- 2/11, Andrew Raffo Dewar: an introduction to Anthony Braxton’s music & “Language Music” and improvisations with attendees
- 3/11, Holland Hopson: an introduction to and interactive performance of John Zorn's “Cobra,” celebrating the work's 30th anniversary
- 4/8, Andrew Raffo Dewar: new work & guided improvisations with workshop attendees
- 5/13, Tim Feeney: new work & conversations
- 6/10, Holland Hopson: new work for performers & interactive electronics and improvisation with workshop attendees
The workshops take place at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at The Grocery, an artist-run studio, exhibit, and performance space located at 900 Main Avenue, two blocks north of the main intersection in downtown historic Northport.
The Sonic Frontiers Workshop Series is made possible thanks to support from the University of Alabama. For more information, visit our websites or follow us on Facebook.