Open Call

Summer 2019 | Creative Music Intensive | Arts Letters and Numbers | Upstate NY

Arts Letters & Numbers

No Funding
Averill Park, United States


The Workshop will be directed by Michael Harrison and Sophia Vastek. Participants will be immersed in the creative process of making music, exploring new approaches and developing individual and collaborative works as creative artists. This intensive is open to both amateur and professional musicians in any genre (the ability to read music is not required). The directors will customize the intensive on an ongoing basis to address the needs and wishes of each participant. Time will be divided between individual and group activities. During the intensive, participants and faculty will present two public performances: one at ALN during the culminating festival, and one in downtown Troy, NY at The Arts Center as part of Troy Night Out, a large-scale, monthly event taking place throughout the city. These concerts are opportunities to explore new performance practices and material in a safe and welcoming public environment.

Number of Participants

Maximum 15


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


July 21, 2019 - August 04, 2019


  • $1,400.00 program fee (one-time)


Conference Rooms, Darkroom, Desk Space, Gallery, Installation Space, Library, Piano, Shared Studio, Stage, Wood Shop


Apartment, Barn, Factory, Shared Bathroom, Shared Room


Dinner, Vegan, Vegetarian

Public Programs

Critique, Exhibition, Festival


Acting, Composers, Conceptual Art, Film, Interdiscplinary Arts, Music, Music Composition, Performance Art, Sound Art



Program Description

- Collaborating on the creation and performance of a house concert at ALN and in Troy, NY - The art and techniques of musical composition - Improvisation (group and solo) - Indian classical singing (ragas) - Indian rhythmic cycles, polyrhythms and minimalist music techniques - Just Intonation (theory and practice) - Creating electronic and electroacoustic music - Chamber ensemble and solo performance - Exercises and presentations from ALN’s interdisciplinary parallel running programs - Developing interdisciplinary collaborations and performances with a diverse group of artists - Tuition includes a private lesson for each participant (if requested)

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