Boost Your Creativity Through Songwriting: an Extended Experience
This is an opportunity to work in a small group of up to 6 people, experiment with creativity techniques and receive individual feedback on what you create. This is a playful and practical approach to personal expression through song over the course of two 2-hour workshops:
- 09 November 2020 (18:30-20:30)
- 16 November 2020 (18:30-20:30)
and a personal 30-minute feedback session with the workshop leader. Led by coach and singer/songwriter Angela Blacklaw, we will:
- Explore the elements of what makes a song;
- Learn to generate creative ideas both collaboratively and independently;
- Draft song ideas based on a variety of briefs;
- Discover more about the nature of creativity through your experience;
- Learn to give and receive feedback on song ideas;
- Consider next steps in your journey of creativity.
No musical experience is required or expected. Whatever your age, profession or background the workshop will be stimulating, insightful and fun.
This session is fully interactive to allow for practice, discussion and feedback. We’ll provide you with downloadable resources to take away.
More about Angela
Working across a wide range of styles and genres, Angela Blacklaw is a singer, songwriter and producer with a passion for experimental techniques, and teaches songwriting on the Bachelors and Masters degrees at the Institute for Contemporary Music Performance.
Her songs have been used by film-makers, charities and at weddings. As a performer Angela has been a member of several bands and participated in Very Standen's experimental hit of the 2015 Edinburgh Festival, HUG. She is a member of the acclaimed Mike King Collective and has performed at the Royal Festival Hall, the Barbican centre and sung back up for Grammy-Award winning Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo.