Karl Berger September 29, 2014 @ 8:00 am - October 3, 2014 @ 10:00 pm

Marty Ehrlich, John Hollenbeck, Steve Gorn and Badal Roy Join Karl Berger and Ingrid Sertso As Guiding Artists for the Creative Music Studio’s Fall 2014 Workshop — Kirk Knuffke, Theo Bleckmann, Ken Filiano and Kenny Wessel Join Artist List

September 29 – October 3 Workshop Features Intensive Workshops, Jam Sessions and Intimate Concerts in a Spectacular Mountainside Setting

Composer/multi-reedist Marty Ehrlich, composer/drummer John Hollenbeck, Indian music masters Steve Gorn (flute) and Badal Roy (tabla) will join Creative Music Studio Artistic Directors/Co-founders Karl Berger and Ingrid Sertso as Guiding Artists for the CMS Fall Workshop intensive, September 29 – October 3, at the well-appointed Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY.

CMS’s Fall 2014 Workshop will feature a new format designed to create more opportunities for participants and Guiding Artists to interact directly. This workshop, during the height of autumn when the Catskill leaves are most colorful, features one Guiding Artist(s) working with participants in two workshops each day versus past CMS workshops that offered multiple workshops with three or more Guiding Artists each day. As in the past, there will be daily CMS basic practice (body movement, breath work, rhythm and vocal training), as well as 90 minutes each day with Karl Berger leading orchestra of improvisers. Additional Guiding Artists will be on hand to work with participants on a more personal level, informally coaching, playing and tutoring daily. These include Kirk Knuffke (cornet), Theo Bleckmann (vocals), Kenny Wessel (guitar), Ken Filiano (bass) and others soon to be named.

“Surveys with past workshop participants provided insights we needed to tweak the workshop format,” said Rob Saffer, Creative Music Foundation’s executive director. “Participants wanted to go even deeper so that Guiding Artists have chances to really know the participants’ playing. By simplifying the format, we hope to give participants greater access to Guiding Artists in both formal workshop settings and more intimate informal settings around meals.”

CMS Workshop Guiding Artists in 2013 and 2104 included: Vijay Iyer, Dave Douglas, John Medeski, Henry Threadgill, Joe Lovano, Oliver Lake, Don Byron, Tyshawn Sorey, Peter Apfelbaum, Tony Malaby, Cyro Baptista, Marilyn Crispell, Steven Bernstein, Jason Hwang, Kirk Knuffke, Kenny Wessel, Steve Gorn, Mark Helias, Tom Rainey, Thomas Buckner, Judi Silvano, Harvey Sorgen, Tani Tabbal, Ken Filiano, Omar Tamez, and John Menegon, in addition to Creative Music Foundation co-founders Karl Berger and Ingrid Sertso.

For more information and to register: http://www.creativemusicfoundation.org/fallworkshop2014.html