Composition and performance skills
Monday 20th Jan 2020
5.30 – 7pm
Performance Studio (Room 225), Grand Parade
About the workshop
This masterclass will allow participants the chance to develop their composition and performance skills. Ingrid Plum will give insights into her process behind ‘Taut”, exploring themes including collaboration, inclusivity, composition, improvisation and performance.
What is a score?
Who gets to be a composer?
What is the role of the performer?
Is the job of a performer to emulate, to interpret, to improvise, or all of these?
Bring an instrument or noise making/playback device to participate!
About Ingrid Plum
Ingrid Plum (DK/UK) uses her voice with extended technique, improvisation, field recordings, percussion and electronics. Described by The Guardian as “gorgeously atmospheric vocal techniques woven around field recordings & electronics” she has performed and exhibited internationally since 2002, creating work that combines Folk Music, Contemporary Classical Music and Sound Art. Incorporating her research into folk traditions with field recordings and studying directly with Meredith Monk, her recent performances have been described as “succinct and nourishing… a luxuriant space between almost excessive precision and looser improvisation” by The Wire. Her work has been played by Late Junction on BBC Radio 3, where she was also invited to perform in session at Maida Vale Studios. Plum participated in Radio 4’s New Weird Britain and was commissioned to write a new work for International Womens Day 2019 by The Verb on BBC Radio 3.
Plum teaches workshops, is a visiting lecturer at Goldsmiths University Of London and the University of Brighton, and is an Associate Lecturer and Year Tutor at LCC. She is the founder of Bechdel, a DIY event platform for female and non-binary experimental/noise/spoken word/improv/free folk/free jazz/folk/Neo classical acts and is based between the UK and Denmark.