Join children from St. Audoen’s National School as they perform music they have created during a series of workshops with UK musician Paul Griffiths.
The Ark are delighted to present our second Nomad performance as part of BIG BANG Dublin! The idea behind the Nomad project is a simple one. A professional musician creates a musical performance or concert together with a group of children or young people. The children’s musical talents and cultural influences merge with those of the musician.
This year, internationally renowned musician and educator Paul Griffiths will lead a series of collaborative music workshops with children from St. Audoen’s National School. Over the course of the Nomad workshops, Paul will work with the children to explore a range of musical ideas and together they will devise a short music performance, which will be a unique expression of their personalities and musical imaginations.
In this one-off free event, the children will perform the music they have created at The Ark with accompaniment from Paul and his supporting musicians. This special Nomad project performance is a key part of The Ark’s BIG BANG festival programme. Join us to celebrate and enjoy their musical achievements.
Part of BIG BANG Dublin! 2020
Paul Griffiths is an internationally renowned music educationalist, project leader, composer and performer from London. His musical roots lie in jazz, rock and funk but through his work he has developed a unique artistic voice and flexible workshop style that transcends musical, social, cultural and age barriers. His work is underpinned by a commitment to providing high quality musical access to all and a profound understanding of the impact that creative arts work can have upon individuals and communities.
Paul has over twenty five years’ experience working in music, cross-arts and trans-cultural projects in the UK, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. These have been conducted in conservatoires and music schools, arts centres and concert halls, primary and secondary schools, special needs schools, prisons and a multitude of diverse community settings. He works extensively in the field of training and professional development for musicians, artists, workshop leaders and teachers.
The Ark's exciting international music festival for young audiences, BIG BANG returns for its second year in Dublin with more outstanding music performances and intriguing installations from Ireland and abroad. Fri 3rd to Sun 5th April. See the full festival programme here.