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Aldeburgh Young Musicians: The Journey

Friday 16 Feb 2018 4pm

Using ‘The Journey’ (commissioned for Merton Music Foundation) – a narrated song-cycle tracing 1000 years of immigration to the British Isles, Aldeburgh Young Musicians collaborate with Peter Churchill and the Mishka Adams band to explore the craft of acoustic songwriting.

Over an intensive week together, delving into both the musical and lyrical components of this genre, the young musicians will develop practical and tangible compositional skills. Daily sessions will investigate musical form, the lyric, melody writing, the arranging of instrumental parts and the role of the backing vocals.

At the final Open Session at the end of their week together, the new songs will be presented.