Masterclass Day 3: David Austin Grey & Mella Faye

This two-part session is led by two of Sound and Music’s acclaimed New Voices artists. Actor, musician and director Mella Faye is the founder of the female-narrative driven theatre and music company Pecho Mama, while pianist and composer David Austin Grey has worked with the likes of Birmingham Royal Ballet, Soweto Kinch and Snarky Puppy.

In the first hour, David will explore different ways of generating and developing musical ideas, with a view, to how the music might be performed and reinterpreted by a live ensemble, as well as writing for film, dance, and other mediums. Some knowledge of writing music and theory might be helpful, but not 100% necessary.

For the second half, Mella will lead a session on looking inwards for inspiration, helping you build confidence in your own unique sound or story and develop your innate creativity. No technical knowledge is needed – just curiosity!

Key takeaways:

Explore ways to make the most creative use of your ideas;

  • combining music, film, dance
  • where and how to search for inspiration
  • how to write with other musicians in mind
  • building courage and confidence
  • learning to trust your creative voice

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