Friday, February 20, 2015

Craig Pedersen: Physical/Musical Approaches to Extended Techniques on the Trumpet.

(SVP notez que cet atelier est offert en anglais)

Studio d'Improvisation de Montréal and the Festival of New Trumpet Music Canada present Craig Pedersen's workshop based on his new method book Trumpet Sound Effects. A first of its kind,Trumpet Sound Effects provides a simple and practical approach to extended techniques on the trumpet. With concise instructions, notation suggestions, etudes, and an audio companion, the book is a great resource for trumpet players and composers of all levels.

This workshop will use the book as a jumping-off point to explore achieving a balance between the development of extended techniques and their integration into a musical practice — free improvisation, jazz, contemporary classical music and beyond.

Sunday March 15, 2-4pm
La Passe, 1214 de la Montagne 
$15-20 sliding scale
Workshop attendants are welcome to bring their trumpets in anticipation of participation.
Language: English.

Send email to to register.

Craig Pedersen’s book Trumpet Sound Effects will be available at the workshop and can also be found online. 

Craig Pedersen is a trumpet player, composer and educator based out of Montréal. An active freelance musician specializing in jazz and free music, he also performs commercial, classical and klezmer music. He actively leads his own bands, the Craig Pedersen Quartet and the It’s A Free Country duo with Joel Kerr.

Since 2011, Craig has released eight albums, ranging between composed material to improvisation, through jazz, free music, country, and klezmer, in a variety of ensembles. Recent highlights of this work have included collaborations and/or performances with Joe Morris, Jean Derome, Joane Hetu, Lori Freedman, Nicolas Caloia, Ian Birse and Laura Kavanaugh (Instant Places), and Mark Molnar (Kingdom Shore), as well as recording on the soundtrack for Robert Lepage’s Needles and Opium, and performances at L’Off Festival du Jazz and FONT Canada. His method book exploring extended techniques for the trumpet,Trumpet Sound Effects, was published by Berklee Press and Hal Leonard in November of 2014.

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