8EAST May Workshops


FREE (donations welcome)

20 drop in spots available - arrive at 4:45 to join in!

May 8 - 29, Wednesdays 5:00 to 7:00 pm

Observers welcome!

May 8    Satoko Fujii (Japan) and Alister Spence
May 15  Virtual Balboa -
Zach Darrup, bassist Evan Lipson, and percussionist Ben Bennett (Philadelphia)
May 22  Kenton Loewen
May 29 Jeff Younger

To take place in a NOW workshop, please become a NOW member (bronze membership: $5). This can be done online or at the first workshop. You will also receive and sign the NOW Safe Spaces policy at the first workshop.

NOW Workshops are designed for individuals with varied abilities and experiences and offer safe environments for the creation of music - instantaneously and joyfully. Workshop facilitators communicate their ideas about improvisation with musical experiences designed to created new opportunities for collaborative exploration. We help musicians develop vocabularies of improvisational language, introducing a variety of techniques and compositional structures. We encourage the channeling of influences from a number of traditions and cultures while encouraging the development of individual voices.

We gratefully acknowledge that we are making music on traditional and unceded Indigenous lands, uninvited guests, of the the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səlil̓wətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

The NOW Society is committed to creating equitable and safe(r) workplaces within the performing arts.
We support and adopt the We Have a Voice Collective Code of Conduct.
For more information, visit www.wehaveavoice.org.


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