Dance Band workshop
Limited numbers – max 15
The Dance Band workshops will focus on creating music for people to dance to.
We’ll use whatever instruments people bring into the group (from saxophones & trumpets to melodicas & ukeleles) and voice.
We’ll also use humarimbas (marimbas played by 3 people at the same time) and will trigger electronic samples.
Live Looping workshop
Limited numbers – max 12
Experiment with creating music using loops. You can use voice or any sound making object. Use “live looping” as a tool to become more comfortable with improvising. You will use your voice, your chosen instrument and found objects to create music individually and in groups…….it’s as simple as counting 1,2,3,4…..it’s about organising sound in any way you want….and it’s fun!
Linsey Pollak is well known all around Australia as a musician, instrument maker, composer, musical director and community music facilitator. He has toured his solo shows extensively in Europe, North America and Asia since 1996. He established The Multicultural Arts Centre of WA and has coordinated five Cross-cultural Music Ensembles in three different States. He has also performed at most major Festivals around Australia and recorded 31 albums (solo & with various groups). He has devised many large Festival pieces such as “BimBamBoo!! (Woodford and Brisbane Festivals) and “Sound Forest” (Qld Music Festival) and also collaborated on many Music / Theatre projects around Australia (currently – “Falling Like a Bird” and “This Little Life”). He has worked as a musical instrument maker for 40 years and has designed a number of new wind instruments as well as specialising in woodwind instruments from Eastern Europe (having studied Macedonian bagpipes in Macedonia). Linsey has a reputation for making and playing instruments made from found objects such as rubber gloves, carrots, watering cans, chairs, brooms and bins. First developed in his solo show “Bang it with a Fork” and further in the acclaimed children’s show “Out of the Frying Pan”, this line of musical inventiveness has ultimately led him to spearhead Live Looping and develop his solo shows such as “Knocking on Kevin’s Door”, “Playpen”, “The Art of Food”, “Making Jam”, “Cycology” and “Passing Wind”.Linsey’s current musical projects include his new solo show “Live & Loopy”, World music duo “Dva” with Tunji Beier, the Community Balkan Gypsy style street band “The Unusual Suspects”, Eurobeat duo “Slavka & Zivko” with Nadia Sunde and Outdoor Water based Extravaganza “The Dream of Zedkat Nabu”.