Together Twilight Sessions: Arabic Singing with Merit Ariane
Date(s) - 11/05/2020
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
About this Event
Inviting audiences to delve into a wide range of vocal and musical styles, the Together Twilight Sessions workshops are designed for anyone curious to know more about the multi-faceted aspects of music, with a particular focus on singing and the voice. No prior musical experience is needed – just an enthusiasm to learn and participate.
This workshop with vocalist Merit Ariane will be a fun and interactive session exploring vocal colour and expressive possibilities in Arabic singing.
Together, you will learn a beautiful song, get an insight into the Arabic modal system (maqam) and rhythmic structures (iqa’), and leave with ideas for further exploration.
Workshops take place on Zoom
Sessions will be recorded and all attendees will receive the recording following the workshop to access any time
When 5 workshops are booked, you will receive a promotion code by email to gain free access to the remaining 4 sessions for October-December 2020. This means you can access the entire 9-session series for just £37.50!
FREE for members of the Mixed Up Chorus, Sing for Freedom Choir, members of Singing Our Lives company and Imagine: Imagine participants. Please email email@example.com if you belong to one of these groups and would like to attend.
Together Twilight Sessions Full Schedule
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Merit Ariane is a singer and composer whose work explores the fluid boundaries between music and theatre, cultures and languages. Her storytelling through songs is inspired by her German–Egyptian heritage, and draws on Arab and Western contemporary classical influences. Recent projects include Woman at Point Zero with composer Bushra El-Turk, an operatic adaptation of the novel by activist Nawal El Saadawi, supported by Abu Dhabi Festival and Shubbak Festival, and Birdsongs and Borders, a multimedia performance commissioned by the London Symphony Orchestra. Merit has performed at Shakespeare’s Globe and collaborated with major UK opera houses such as the Royal Opera House and Opera North; she has recorded for BBC, Channel 4 and lectured at the British Museum. Merit is a professor at the Royal College of Music, was a tutor at Dartington Summer School and has just completed her PhD in performance at York University.