suddenlyLISTEN WorkshopsuddenlyLISTEN has been presenting Improvisation Workshops for more than ten years! Many of our workshops are based on the long-standing London, UK workshop facilitated by Eddie Prévost. At these workshops participants are offered a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere in which they are encouraged to push their musical limits and make music outside of their personal comfort zones.

In 2016/17 sL will offer three series of workshops: those by our guest artists; workshops guided by Tim Crofts and Norm Adams; and our very popular series of dancer/musician sessions that we run in collaboration with Kinetic Studio of Halifax. During all of these workshops, participants are divided into various sized groups to improvise short pieces for each other. Some comments may be made, if desired, but listening and learning from other players is the main focus.

All people who are interested in making free music are encouraged to attend, regardless of experience or musical ability: just bring yourself, an instrument if you need one, and your open ears and wide open mind! It’s a great chance for improvisers, both new and more experienced to get together, work together, listen, and learn from one another.

suddenlyLISTEN Workshop 2Monday, September 19, 2016 – 7:30 to 9:30pm – Music Series #1 led by Tim and Norm – 1313 Hollis Street

Sunday October 2, 2016 – 2 to 4pm – Music and Dance #1 led by TBA – DANSpace on Grafton Street

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 – 7:30 to 9:30pm – Guest Series #1 led by Martel, Hubsch and Zoubec – 1313 Hollis Street

Thursday, November 3, 2016 – 7:30 to 9:30pm – Guest Series #2 led by Rampersaud – Dalhousie University Fountain School, Room 406

Saturday, November 19, 2016 – 2 to 4pm – Music and Dance #2  led by Vannessa Goodman and Geordie Haley – DANSpace on Grafton Street

Monday, December 5, 2016 – 7:30 to 9:30pm – Music Series #2 led by Tim and Norm – 1313 Hollis Street

Thursday, January 5, 2017 – 7:30 to 9:30pm – Guest Series #3 led by Lexer – Dalhousie University Fountain School, Room 406

Sunday, January 15, 2017 – 2 to 4pm – Music and Dance #3 led by TBA – DANSpace on Grafton Street

Monday, February 6, 2017 – 7:30 to 9:30pm – Music Series #3 led by Tim and Norm – 1313 Hollis Street

Sunday, March 5, 2017 – 2 to 4pm – Music and Dance #4 led by TBA – DANSpace on Grafton Street

Monday, April 3, 2017 – 7:30 to 9:30pm – Music Series #4 led by Tim and Norm – 1313 Hollis Street

Friday, May 5, 2017 – 7:30 to 9:30pm – Guest Series #4 led by Alcorn – 1313 Hollis Street

May TBA, 2017 – 7:30 to 9:30pm – Guest Series #5 led by Birse and Kavanaugh – 1313 Hollis Street

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