Songwriter in Residence | Hawksley Workman
Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 1pm
- Hawksley Workman
- Manitoba Music Industry Resource Centre
- 1-376 Donald Street
Please note: This event is now sold out.
A one-of-a-kind songwriting workshop with the critically-acclaimed and brilliant Canadian singer-songwriter Hawksley Workman.
The Songwriter in Residence program runs June 9-11 and features one-on-one afternoon sessions with Hawksley, as well as three evening songwriting classes.
Monday, June 9, Anatomy of a Song – Hawksley Workman dissects a couple of his favourite songs to find out what makes them work. This session will look at how form, lyrics, and melody come together to create a song that cuts above the rest.
Tuesday, June 10,
Inspiration vs. Perspiration – This workshop will address the balance of the art and craft of songwriting. Hawksley will talk about following your muse, while working to forge new ground and break old habits.
Wednesday, June 11, Page to the Stage – Performing songwriters not only have to create the song, they have to deliver it. This session will look at getting songs ready to perform - finding the right key, tempo and feel, arranging the song for performance, and delivering the emotional impact of the song.
Full Registration: $40 members, $60 non-members - includes a private one-on-one songwriting session plus three evening songwriting workshops.
Workshop Registration: $25 members, $40 non-members - includes any or all of the three evening songwriting workshops.
About Hawksley Workman
Spotted early in his career for writing personal letters in weekly magazines to his fictional muse Isadora. These and other writings were compiled in his first book, Hawksley Burns For Isadora (Gutter Press, 2001).
During the last World Cup, his rendition of The Beatles' "Revolution" provided the soundtrack for a television commercial, featuring French soccer star, Zinedine Zidane. He contributed to the film and soundtrack for Stormy Weather: The Music of Harold Arlen, providing his take on "I've Got the World On a String". Portrayed a ghost in the film, Youkali Hotel, starring Mary-Margaret O'Hara. Hawksley Workman owns a century-old, one-room schoolhouse his grandmother attended as a child, which now serves as a home and recording studio.
REGISTRATION (sold out)
One-on-one, plus evening workshops
$40 members, $60 non-members
Workshop Registration (Any or all)
$25 members, $40 non-members
***This event is now sold out. To be placed on a waiting list email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Sean McManus