Workshop or Concert Offer for ,,Vodoo Sessions..or Call and response by HpSalentinHave you ever witnessed musicians who have never met before, coming together at a workshop and playing together for 2 hours without even having a sheet of music in front of them?
Everything is musically possible during this time. Sometimes the musicians form a choir, sometimes a funky band, then again a spherical ensemble or maybe the musical journey is headed towards Brazil.
Really everything is possible.
Under the guidance of Hans Peter Salentin, an exceptional musician and composer with a very broad and professional musical background, the joint journey begins immediately after the introduction of the individual participants.
“We go back to the origin of music itself”, Salentin emphasizes.
„Someone suggests something and others react to it.
That’s how every good conversation works”.
We are “listening” and “replying” – “call and response”.
The technique used here by Salentin opens the individual to music without working cognitively at the same time.
(sight reading, etc.)
The word “work“ is never used by Salentin in this context.
It is all about an extraordinary shared experience, in which solo playing is also encouraged and further developed.
During a break, the participants have the opportunity to exchange their experiences with each other.
Afterwards the experiences will be worked on together with Hans Peter Salentin.
Many essential aspects of the music will be addressed, e.g:
– Analytical listening,
– Improvement of the interplay
– Instructions for Improvisation
After a longer break, existing sheet music, be it the participants’ own big band repertoire or pieces sent to the participants before the workshop, will be worked out and played.
Now the cognitive aspects will be worked on again and aspects of playing together will be promoted.
Music is never a self-portrayal of the individual.
It is always created through respectful playing together.
At the end of this workshop, the participants have the opportunity to return to “free” interplay or to play an elaborated composition.
Salentin’s concept is based on professional ensemble/big bands (Landesjugend Big Bands etc.), school and music school big bands
and transferred to choirs.
It always leads to an extraordinary communal experience.
“That such a thing is even possible at all….making music without notes.”
“New paintings have always been created…”
“I never thought I could play a solo…”
„I was able to hear
even more nuances than before.”
“Now it’s time to practice…”
“I’ve discovered so many new things in music…wonderful.”
Text Translation by Hans Jörg Scheffler
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