Walden Online Workshops presents: Developing a Personal Language Through Improvisation with Dana Jessen

Thursday, May 13, 2021
7:30pm Eastern/4:30pm Pacific
Zoom video call

Join Walden Online Workshops (WOW!) for a presentation by bassoonist, improviser, and Walden School visiting artist Dana Jessen.

This lecture-demonstration will explore the many ways that we can implement improvisation into our practice while growing our individual artistic language. When I began exploring contemporary improvisation, I discovered more sound worlds and a better understanding of extended techniques on the bassoon than during my many years of training as a classical bassoonist. As a professional, I continue to develop my musical language and explore in the same way as when I was just starting. In this workshop, I will share several exercises and approaches that utilize improvisation as a tool for sound discovery and mastery of techniques. My hope is to provide the WOW participants the same incentive and curiosity on their instruments in order to master extended techniques, discover new sound worlds, and develop a personal musical language. — Dana Jessen

This workshop is well-suited for participants who already have a strong foundation on their instrument (acoustic or electronic) and have an understanding of the extended techniques that are possible on their instrument. That said, anyone who is curious about the topic is welcome to attend.

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, May 13, 2021
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm (2h)