Walden Online Workshops presents: Chromaticism in Renaissance Music with Sarah Riskind

Chromaticism in Renaissance Music: What living musicians can learn from Gesualdo and friends

Thursday, June 3, 2021
7:30pm Eastern/4:30pm Pacific
Zoom video call

Join Walden Online Workshops (WOW!) for a presentation by Walden School faculty member, choral conductor, and composer Sarah Riskind.

If you’ve heard music by Gesualdo, Marenzio, and Lassus, you might realize that some 16th-century composers wielded flats and sharps to great dramatic effect. In fact, Renaissance music theorists connected chromaticism with specific emotions and even genders! But how can you channel their wacky but beautiful sounds into your own composing, singing, and other musical pursuits? This event will be part presentation, part discussion, and part composition workshop. It will be helpful if you have some background in playing/singing/reading music, but even if you don’t, you’re welcome to come listen and learn! Bring a pencil and some staff paper or blank paper.

This workshop, like all Walden Online Workshops, is free to attend.

Register here.

Please contact us at wow@waldenschool.org with questions, comments, or ideas for this series!


Thursday, June 3, 2021
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm (2h)