Improvisation Workshop with Resident Creative Artist, Sean O’Boyle AM

 Thursday 15th  April   1:00 – 2:30pm  Northern Rivers Conservatorium, Concert Room

Bookings are essential – please book online here.

As part of the Lismore Youth Festival presented by The Quad, our Resident Creative Artist Sean O’Boyle AM will deliver an Improvisation Workshop for young people aged between 16 – 25 years.

Sean is an Australian composer, conductor and educator whose music has been performed and recorded by Australian, European and North American orchestras. He was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2015 for his service to music.

Sean composed the theme for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games ABC Broadcast and for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. His interest in Indigenous Australian music inspired his Concerto for Didgeridoo and Orchestra which was voted #32 in ABC FM’s Classic 100 Concertos.

He has conducted orchestras in concert halls from Sydney Opera House to those in London, New York and Toronto and concerts under the stars in outback Australia.

Sean describes improvisation as “the art of making things up” and says that is has been a key part of making and creating music for centuries.

In this workshop you will

  • Learn new skills and explore your creative potential.
  • Focus on listening with a willingness to make sound using acoustic instruments and body percussion.
  • Explore rhythms and a simple approach to improvising using 12 bar blues.

Open to young people 16 – 25 years.

Please bring your acoustic instrument with you.

Attendance is free of charge, numbers are limited to 25 participants.

Bookings are essential – please book online here.