Here’s Part 2 of the YCPCW story!
Saturday morning kicked right off with the big questions: what is a composer? Are you a composer? A quick game of ‘On The Fence’ to wake up our early morning minds.
Our minds awake, it was time to wake up our bodies and ears with some musical games before splitting off into our groups.
First up, the film group were introduced to the films they worked with over the course of the weekend. All films were made by tutors Reuben Penny and Emily Wright, with brand new edits made specially for the course.
Meanwhile, the instrumental group were introduced to some weird and wonderful instruments! As well as the whole recorder family, there were a variety of saxophones, clarinets and a classical guitar.
Over in the the songwriting camp, students were sharing their favourite songs and discussing the very nature of what a song is!
Next, composer and YCP mentor Rob Crehan gave us all a crash course in western harmony.
Just as important as composing is knowing how to make a living from it! Rosie (who runs festivals when she’s not being a YCP leader) led our composers in a discussion on portfolio careers and professional development.
Composition time! Our young composers got their heads down and began writing their final pieces.
Check back again tomorrow for Sunday’s story!