Ben Miller workshops

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Graphic Score Improvisation + 21st Century Composition – Benjamin Miller

21st Century Composition

A brief overview of Miller’s unique all-interval method of composition inspired by Arnold Schoenberg’s 12-tone method, a technique that maintains intervallic hierarchy rather than pitch. After studying orchestral examples of Miller’s method the group co-composed a piece together, fleshed it out, and rehearsed it.

Graphic Score Improvisation Workshop

A discussion on musical interpretation of visual source material as well as pre-conceived structure, chance operations, hyper-awareness and deep-listening states of creative decision-making during “free improvisation”. Attendees created graphic scores dealing with modes of organization and learn how to record improvisations using the scores.

Listen to a recording of the rehearsal and workshop: