da Gamba Society - New England - Spring Workshop 2015
Workshop Date: Saturday May 9th, 2015
There are 2 ways to Register for
the VdGS-NE Spring Workshop 2015:
Click here to Register Online
If you register online, payment
of all fees for the workshop etc must be sent in advance. Upon receipt
of your payment you will be contacted to confirm your
participation. Click here
for the fee schedule.
Method 2) Click
the link below for the pdf version of the Workshop
Flyer. Then, fill out the paper registration form(s), include
your check, and mail everything in to the address immediately below.
make your check payable to VdGS-NE and send it to:
"Byrd on the Brain - How We Make Music Together"
If you need to obtain a PDF reader, click here:
Viola da Gamba
Spring Workshop 2015
Byrd on the Brain
How We Make Music Together
415 South St.
Waltham, MA 02453
Saturday May 9th, 2015
Music Director: Zoe Weiss
Coordinator: Anne Legêne
April 11th, 2015
Drawing inspiration from recent
research in cognitive science we'll use these findings to explore works
by Byrd and his brethren. What happens in our brains when we make music
together? Why do we enjoysad music? Why can't you resist moving along to some pieces?
Designed for both viol players and singers, the aim of the workshop is
to use scientific findings as a jumping-off point for thinking about
the musical body and brain in action. We'll delve into dances through
ideas about rhythm, look at fantasias through research on imitation in
the brain, and explore the contagious emotions of consort songs. No
scientific background needed, only curiosity and some musical
Besides Zoe, coaches will include Karen Burciaga, Ian Howell, and Loren
Ludwig. As always, there will be a class for beginners if there is
|9:00 - 9:30
||Registration and Set-up
||Please bring a stand
||For scholarship and senior
rates, email Sybil Kevy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
||Lunch, Annual Meeting, and Music sale
Directions to Brandeis University
(415 South Street, Waltham MA 02454)
From the Mass. Turnpike (I-90) Eastbound
Take exit 14 for I-95/Rt 128. After the toll, keep left for
95/128 North. While on ramp, exit immediately onto exit 24 for Route
30. Bear left onto Route 30. Turn right at first traffic light onto
River Road. Follow this for 1.5 miles, where it turns into South
Street. Brandeis is one-half mile ahead on the left, at 415 South
From the Mass. Turnpike (I-90) Westbound
Take exit 15 for I-95/Rt 128 and Route 30. After the toll
proceed straight for Route 30. Turn right at end of the ramp, and then
right again at first traffic light onto Route 30. Turn left at next
traffic light onto River Road. Follow this for 1.5 miles, where it
turns into South Street. Brandeis is one-half mile ahead on the left,
at 415 South Street.
From I-95/Route 128 Southbound
Take exit 24 for Route 30. At end of ramp, proceed through
traffic light (across Route 30) onto River Road. Follow this for 1.5
miles, where it turns into South Street. Brandeis is one-half mile
ahead on the left, at 415 South Street.
From I-95/Route 128 Northbound
Take exit 24 for Route 30. Route 30 is one of several options at
this exit, so follow signs carefully. Turn left at the top of the ramp
onto Route 30. Turn right at the traffic lights onto River Street.
Follow this for 1.5 miles, where it turns into South Street. Brandeis
is one-half mile ahead on the left, at 415 South Street.
Slosberg Music Building is the first building
on the left upon entering the campus. Some parking is available at
Slosberg in the M (Music) lot. If this is full, proceed up the hill
past the M lot to the T (Theatre) lot.
Click here for a map and more driving directions
Deadline: April 11th, 2015
Late registrations will be accepted only if space is available!
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