Join NYC based composer, guitarist and music educator Jacinta Clusellas for a participatory group composition and songwriting workshop at the High Court Pub on Thursday, April 20th at 6pm. This workshop is taking place prior to the High Court’s regular Open Mic Night hosted by Ben Marolf. Jacinta will lead participating musicians through the process of truly warming up, brainstorming, and composing a song as a group or small ensemble. Let go of preconceptions related to composers always working individually and (re)discover the joy of co-creation! Musicians of all abilities and experience levels are welcome. Feel free to bring an instrument, but this workshop focuses on utilizing singing, vocal sounds, and body percussion to explore and develop compositions. Plan to make an evening of it as the resulting composition will be performed on the High Court Stage at the Open Mic following the workshop! This is a free event. Advance registration is encouraged, but not required.
Jacinta believes in music as an universal language and is very passionate about combining music performance with multidisciplinary arts. Born in Buenos Aires, her music brings together Argentinian Folklore and Jazz, in the context of songs influenced by landscapes, poems and literature from Latin America. Jacinta earned her Bachelor’s degree at Berklee College of Music in Boston and, for the past few years, has been performing original music as a band leader, writing and arranging music, while also being part of different theater productions in NYC. She works as a Teaching Artist at the New York Philharmonic and is a participant at the Carnegie Hall Music Educators Workshop. She is looking forward to applying the skills she is learning to this workshop and her residency in Lanesboro! In Lanesboro, she will be working on NORA, a new documentary musical theatre piece inspired by Ibsen’s “A Doll’s House” and the true stories of mothers & wives across the country, April 10-24, 2017 as an artist in residence with Tatiana Pandiani at Lanesboro Arts. For more on their residency project, please visit: http://lanesboroarts.org/artist-residency-program/tatiana-jacinta/