On the Spot

September 17, 2019 in by mwhiteside


Event Details


This is a public masterclass in composition and improvisation with Sir James MacMillan and Jennifer Martin. With the musicians of Mr McFall’s Chamber they will lead a group of young wind players from Auchinleck and Cumnock Concert Band through the process of making music on the spot. Our audience will observe the compositional process in action, under the direction of some of the most imaginative and creative musicians in Scotland today. This is the first public masterclass at The Cumnock Tryst. It’s an opportunity to enjoy the music, but also to find out more about how composers think, what goes into the creation and performance of a new piece of music and to see for yourselves how musicians work and prepare.

Cumnock Academy
Ayr Road, KA18 1EH
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