- Participating Artists: Wuji Ensemble
- In Cantonese
While improvised performances happen on the spur of the moment without pre-written materials, their nature is not sheer spontaneity; in fact, they are often backed by solid techniques and experiences acquired through effort.
In this workshop led by pipa player Mavis Lam (co-founder/music manager, Wuji Ensemble) and jazz musician/double-bassist Lui Ngao-yuen, students will learn introductory improvisation techniques both in jazz and Chinese music. In the former, performers improvise to a certain rhythmic framework and structure; in the latter, the improvisation process itself gradually builds toward a structure.
After this one and a half-hour workshop of foundational improvisational techniques, participants will have the chance to perform alongside professional musicians in Chinese and Western music in a school concert.
Wuji Ensemble will compare and contrast Chinese and Western instruments and demonstrate how their different qualities can be drawn together to construct new musical languages. At the end of the concert, participants of the improv workshop will join the ensemble on stage for a fun jamming session.