The Ark and Music Network have entered into a 3-year partnership to explore high-quality live music performance and child audiences. We are seeking professional performing musicians to participate in Attune.
Attune is an exciting new professional development opportunity for performing musicians interested in exploring high quality live music performance andchild audiences.
Attune aims to inspire participants to investigate approaches to high quality live music performance and child and family audiences. The Programme will be delivered in a challenging yet supportive environment over a series of 4 consecutive days,culminating in a live performance for an invited audience of children in The Ark’s theatre.
Brian Irvine, musician, composer and musical powerhouse, is the lead facilitator for the programme. Brian is recognised for hisinnovative workin music with and for children and recently facilitated an outstanding music series for children at The Ark, as well as a sold-out musicians’ training day and a dazzling performance for children and families on The Ark stage.Brian’s huge body of work reflects an obsessive love of music in all its forms. His music has been performed all over the world and he has been commissioned by such organisations as RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Youth Opera, London 2012 Olympics Festival, Roald Dahl Foundation, Sesame Street and the Edinburgh Jazz Festival amongst many others.
ATTUNE WILL EXPLORE:
• Re-imagining live music performance for child and family audiences
• A child-centred approach to live music performance
• Working in creative processes
• Working in ensemble
• Mischief and playfulness in performance
• Creatively engaging with and responding to child audiences
• Physical stage presence and awareness
The Ark introduces children to the joy, wonder and creativity of the arts, and plays a vital role in raising the standard of culture for children. The Ark’s facilities include a beautiful theatre built especially for children with a wonderful acoustic. At the heart of The Ark’s vision is the belief in providing the best possible development opportunities for musicians that will ensure our young audiences have access to truly inspiring live music experiences.
Music Network aims to make high-quality live music accessible to everyone and support the career development of musicians in Ireland. Music Network considers child and family audiences to be central to the future of engagement with live music and the organisation has a key role in supporting professional musicians who wish to develop child-centred performance practice.
DATES: Monday 10th September – Thursday 13th September 2012 inclusive. Full commitment over the four days is essential.
TIME: 10am – 4pm daily
VENUE: The Ark, A Cultural Centre for Children, 11a Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
COST: €100 (The Ark and Music Network will make two bursaries available)
HOW TO APPLY
The closing date for applications was Friday 20th July 2012
Please note: Places are limited and subject to a selection process against the criteria outlined below. Successful applicants will be notified duringthe week beginning 30th July 2012.
• Excellent musical ability of a professional performing standard (in any genre and including composers and conductors)
• Demonstrated interest in working in a child-centred context
• Demonstrated interest in live music performance and child audiences
• Demonstrated interest in challenging performance practice
• Interest in the work of Music Network and The Ark