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The 15th annual New Directions Cello Festival was held in in Ithaca New York at Ithaca College from June 5 – 7, 2009.

Friday and Saturday evening concerts (June 5 & 6 at 7:30pm) were open to the public. All concerts were held in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the Whalen Center for Music on the Ithaca College Campus

Ithaca College campus map: www.ithaca.edu/map/index.php

GUEST ARTISTS:

The New Directions Cello Festival is a performance and educational forum for nonclassical cello, featuring performances, workshops, and jam sessions led by guest artists (and their groups) who are pioneering new directions for cellists in a wide variety of styles.

The festival began with registration on Friday June 5 between 11:30 and 12:30. The first workshops began at 1pm. The last event of the festival was the Cello Big Band concert (free and open) which ended on Sunday (June 7) at 3 pm.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
(subject to change)

FRIDAY JUNE 5

Workshops I (Beeler Room)
1-2 -Joel Cohen – Free Improvisation/Open Jam Session
2:10 – 3:10 Abby Newton – Crossing to Scotland- Learn beautiful tunes from Shetland, Ireland and Scotland arranged for cello by Abby Newton
Learn the Shetland bowing and more.
3:20 – 4:20 Chris White – The Complete Jazz Cellist: Play heads, chords, bass lines and jazz improvisation for a complete understanding of a jazz chart.
4:30 – 5:45 Cello Big Band Rehearsal #1 Nabenhauer Room
Workshops II (Presser Room)
1-2 Rufus Cappadocia – African String Techniques/cello as Ngoni
2:10 – 3:10 Corbin Keep – Solo Cello & Voice, creating arrangements that work: Create your own unique expressions for both original compositions as well as cover tunes.
3:20 – 4:20 Stephen Katz- Flying Pizzicato 1 , Fundamentals & Woodshedding – Bring depth and detail to your cello strumming repertoire
4:30 – 5:45 Cello Big Band Rehearsal #1 (Nabenhauer Room)

FRIDAY EVENING CONCERT 7:30 – 10:30
Claude Lamothe
Corbin Keep
Jody Redhage & Fire in July

SATURDAY JUNE 6

Workshops I (Beeler Room)
9 – 10 Corbin Keep – More Weird Noises and How to Make Them: Add color and fun to your cello playing. Take an inside peek at some of Corbin’s favorite unusual cello sounds
10:10 – 11:10 Jody Redhage – Using Both Your Voices: Learn basic warm-ups and techniques for singing and playing at the same time.
11:20 – 12:20 Rufus Cappadocia – Rhythmic Independence & Polyrhythms
12:30 – 2 – lunch and break
2 – 3 Sera Smolen – Name Music: Using the musical alphabet System of Mer Boel, we will play music generated by short names, long names, names as bass line, and as chord progression. See how your name will sound.
3:10 – 4:10 – Exhibition of Showroom Instruments and Accessories. Come learn about different kinds of electric cellos and gear.
4:10 – 5:10 Sera Smolen & Corinna Eikmeier – Improvisation Games You’ve Never Tried Before.

Workshops II (Presser Room)
9 – 10 Corinna Eikmeier – Spiffer Session: Feldenkrais expert from Germany will explore how improvised musical ideas are formulated in relation to habitual movements at the instrument. Spiffer=Sequence, path, initiation, foundation, flow, effort, and respiration
10:10 – 11:10 Chris White – Accompanying Fiddle Tunes: How to Create Bass Lines and Simple Pizzicato and Bowed Accompaniments for Fiddle Tunes.
11:20 – 12:20 New Violin Family Jam Session: Experience the indescribable blend of these instruments, designed and built by master craftsman and acoustical researcher Robert Spear. Facilitated by master improvisers on bass and violin.
12:30 – 2 – lunch and break
2 – 3 Jody Redhage – Of memory & Minutiae – Using Paula Matthusen’s award-winning, haunting and ethereal composition as a point of departure, participants will learn the steps needed to prepare an electro-acoustic performance using cello, voice and electronics
3:10 – 4:10 Exhibition of Showroom Instruments and Accessories. Come learn about different kinds of electric cellos and gear.
4:20 – 5:45 Cello Big Band Rehearsal II (Nabenhauer Room)

SATURDAY EVENING CONCERT 7:30 – 10:30
Stephen Katz
Rufus Cappadocia
Abby Newton: Ferintosh Trio + 1

SUNDAY JUNE 7
Workshops I
(Beeler Room)
9 – 10 Corinna Eikmeier – Spiffer Session: Feldenkrais expert from Germany will explore how improvised musical ideas are formulated in relation to habitual movements at the instrument. Spiffer=Sequence, path, initiation, foundation, flow, effort, and respiration
10:10 – 11:10 Abby Newton – Castles Kirks and Caves: Learn a strathspey and reel from Scotland with harp and fiddle.
11:20 – 12:20 Cello Big Band final rehearsal (Hockett Recital Hall)
12:20 – 1:20 – lunch and break
Workshops II (Presser Room)
9 – 10 Stephen Katz – Flying Pizzicato II Bring depth and detail to your cello strumming repertoire; Learn Applied Grooves and Excerpts from Stephen’s Flying Pizzicato Repertoire
10:10 – 11:10 Jody Redhage – Electro-Acoustic Jam: Open Jam with specially prepared electronic soundscapes.
11:20 – 12:20 Cello Big Band final rehearsal (Hockett Recital Hall)
12:20 – 1:20 – lunch and break

Farewell Concert 1:30 (Hockett Recital Hall)
1:30 – 2:00 Open Mic for Participants and Volunteers (5 minute slots with pre-sign-ups)
2:00 – 3:00 Cello Big Band Performance

Answers to many questions are on the registration form itself so…

Festival Registration

THE 17th Annual NEW DIRECTIONS CELLO FESTIVAL will take place June 10 – 12, 2011 at Ithaca College in Ithaca NY