Feb 2, 2022, 7:30 PM EST - The Sound of Memory, Writing into Home
February 2, 2022, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM EST on Zoom
Workshop with Madang Artist, Rebecca Fischer
Writing Into Home - This workshop explores the fiercely intimate and personal experience
Rebecca Fischer is a violinist and was a founding member of the Chiara String Quartet until the ensemble’s final season in 2018. She is sought after as a highly expressive, intuitive performer of solo, chamber music and chamber orchestra repertoire. She has also written a book, a collection of personal essays called The Sound of Memory: Themes from a Violinist's Life to be published in spring 2022. It reflects on her life as a violinist--and what it is to honor artistic identity in everyday life alongside her identities as a woman, mother, traveler, insomniac, and more. Essay topics address: growing up in a musical family and raising artistic children; examining the "living, breathing memory of wood" as it pertains to the animacy of objects/violins; exploring locations that have made a mark on her artistic life and practice; and the ins and outs of memorization, alongside insights from her many years playing in a string quartet.
She will be leading two Open Space Music workshops which explore music and writing and the intersections between the two. They will take their inspiration from essays in her book, specifically "the Plains," "the beast of limitation," and "notes for themselves: invention.”
The workshops, which will involve writing exercises, sharing of work, and exploration of other writers’ work, are open to anyone, no previous writing or music-making experiences required.
Space is limited to 12 participants. The workshop will be offered on a sliding scale. If you are not able to pay at the present moment, please select the free option. If you are able to pay, we thank you for contributing to the goal of bringing people together in our open space that inspires creative freedom.
This event is a part of the Madang Project. Please find out more about the Madang Project here.
Rebecca will lead the next workshop, Writing Into Limitation, on February 22, 2022, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM EST on Zoom. Register here.