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March 26, 2019 - March 27, 2019

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We are proud to present our next Advanced Musicianship Tools Workshop Series with Sergio Castrillón; organised by the International School of Music Finland in cooperation with the Global Music Centre.


This workshop aims to gather professional musicians and music students possessing different levels of knowledge, backgrounds and genres to develop skills that will allow them to participate in the process of creativity in real time and to achieve a greater depth of knowledge of their instruments. All these ideas will lead to the development of modern music manifestations, which will include the use of multimedia and new technologies.

This workshop encompasses knowledge and experiences coming from free improvisation, music heuristics and the process of composition through performance. It intends to develop tools to perform as soloist, as well as to play in any kind of ensemble.

It is important to clarify that this workshop is not called “improvisation” even though improvisation is an important part of the Laboratory. However, the workshop aims to go beyond improvisation into other important aspects of music performance, including deep listening.

Contents and activities:

Introduction of the theory:

  • Discussion of improvisation and composition in real time.
  • Extended techniques (brief, depending on the level of the students).
  • Deep listening (From the theory of Erik Chirtenssen and the method of Pauline Oliveros).

Practical activities:

  • Warming up exercises.
  • Time awareness in performance.
  • Instrumental exploration through extended techniques (Solo and groups).
  • Instrumental interpretation of short electroacoustic pieces (Groups).
  • Introduction to interpretation and use of graphic notation.

About the instructor:

 Sergio Castrillón is an artist interested in sound and creative manifestation. Currently he is pursuing his last year as a PhD researcher on the subject of NEW DIRECTIONS IN THE CELLO TIMBRE at the University of Helsinki. He teaches and assists with diverse practical and theoretical courses as visiting lecturer within different scopes and institutions in Europe and South America, such as Laponia Improvisations, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki Theatre Academy, University of Helsinki Conservatory, Music Academy of Oslo, Estonian Academy, Basel University, University of Caldas, Javeriana University, Conservatory del Liceu Barcelona, and Latvian Conservatory, among others.

As a performer, he is involved in several musical and multidisciplinary projects, which mainly involved improvisation. Among them are KAIKU DUO, LOS DUO, KORVAT AUKI ENSEMBLE, LAPONIA IMPROVISATIONS EXPERIMENT, MIMO ART COMPANY. Over the last years he has focused in collaborations within Sound Art, Performance, Contemporary Dance, Theater, Poetry and Visual Arts. As a composer, his work incorporates several formats including instrumental acoustic, electroacoustic, acousmatic and multimedia.

His music and performances have been presented in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Norway, Poland, Peru, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Uruguay.

Date: Tue 26.3 & Wed 27.3.2019
Time: 17.00 – 20.00
Place: Global Music Centre (Hämeentie 34 D, Helsinki)
Price: 50€ for two days; 30€ for one day

For all enquiries please contact Camilo Pajuelo and remember to sign up in advance!

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March 26, 2019
March 27, 2019
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Global Music Center
Hämeentie 34 D
Helsinki, Finland
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