Adventures in Music: Balkan and Eastern European sounds and Music Workshop
A captivating day of new and eclectic music inspired by the vast array of sounds, people and cultures of Eastern Europe, curated by musician/producer Sam Slater, featuring a special new commission, classical piano works and improvisations, stirring music from across the Balkans, Poland and even Cold War television, with strings, guitars, woodwind, piano, percussion, vocals and special guest artists.
*** Featuring Sam Slater, Vo Fletcher and Chris Roberts (guitars) with Percy Pursglove (bass) and Katie Stevens (kaval), new arrangements of the beautiful guitar music of Vlatko Stefanovski and Miroslav Tadic, hailing from Macedonia and Serbia, alongside some classic Django Reinhardt gypsy jazz for good measure!
*** Brilliant pianist, composer and improvisor Stella Roberts (piano) plays arrangements and interpretations based around the works of some of the greatest composers from Eastern Europe, including Bartok (Hungary) and Chopin (Poland)
*** New music commissioned by Centrala from Sam Slater inspired by travels around Eastern Europe, featuring strings, Percy Pursglove (trumpet), Stella Roberts (piano) and Katie Stevens (flutes)
*** Polish-born artist and musician Karolina Węgrzyn draws on the sounds, folklore and cultures of south-east Poland, bringing together many influences from language, history and resettlement through her unique vocals and hammer dulcimer
*** SPECIAL FEATURE ***
Music workshop with song and hammer dulcimer Karolina Węgrzyn - open to all to come and join in with some exciting Eastern European songs and lovely music!