Margaret Maria's Creativity Retreat

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Come Join me in beautiful Breno, Italy this July 2020

I'll be leading a one of a kind creativity retreat at BIIMA this July 19-August 2, 2020.  As a facilitator and composer, I will be guiding this retreat for any composer, producer, performer that desires to delve into the creative process and gather 'Seeds of Creativity' - musical ideas and inspiration will abound as we take in the beauty of  the Italian Alps and we open up to sonic possibilities and potential.  

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One-Of-A-Kind Method Of Teaching.

BIIMA's masterclasses will help you unleash your genius by simultaneously exploring and developing your:

Composition:
Fine-tune your ear and discover sounds of all kinds. Learn how to compose around these sounds and broaden your artistic consciousness.

Improvisation:
Learn how to listen and think on your feet. You'll expand your proficiency with free improvisation and enjoy a practice rooted in liberation. You'll also learn how to expand on an idea or theme. You'll be given the tools to refine these skills on your own.

Creation:
You'll explore how to put these pieces together and produce your own work.

Performance:
Opportunities for showcasing your work include accompanying the group body warm-up classes
for the singers and pianists intensive masterclass in improv fashion and a final concert at the
end of the program.

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A day of Creativity will look like...

7-9 am breakfast


9-10am Italian Class


10:15-11am Meditation warm-up and contributing free form improvisation (genre free, acoustic or electronic) in small groups


11:15am 'Seeds of Creativity' - explore and create, theme generation, composition fragment development, improv and idea expansion


12:30pm lunch


3pm Notation Unbound - creating our own notation methods


4pm Inspiration - places to go, tasks to do, bring back ideas


7pm dinner


9pm - Improv Performance Ensemble/ Music Production. Depending on where your strengths are, we will find ways to make the group into a unique creation ensemble.  Showcase opportunities at the end of the retreat are possible.