Internal Compass Summer Seminar & Festival

consider music like a mirage in the desert. You're obsessed with the ideal piece of music, and the more you think you're getting closer, it's not there.
Jean Michel Jarre

Description

Vision

Build the town of Mitzpe Ramon as an international capital of creative music, cultural exchange through music, and music as a tool for social change - in a replicable model which can be used as example to other places around the world.

Activity

Background
Internal compass, is a group of musicians from around the world (with members in Japan, Serbia, Germany, Israel and the USA), who work together to promote creative music making alongside using music as a tool for social change.
The group aims to develop the necessary skills to promote improvised music as a global language (ear training, theory and improvisation).

The Jazz Seminar
The Jazz seminar, aims to bring talented musicians from around the world, for 7 days of intensive summer training in jazz and improvised music. The students will be divided into small ensembles, which will prepare a repertoire for the final concert. The workshop will be lead by Israeli and international musicians. During the daytime, students will work in ensembles, and in the instruments groups. In the evening, there will be student and faculty concerts at the jazz club, with jam sessions following the concerts. All the concerts will happen in the Mitzpe Ramon Jazz Club. In addition to the musical training, the students will participate
in other touristic activities in the Mitzpe Ramon area.

Biography

Jerusalem born, double Bass player and composer, Ehud Ettun performed at venues ranging from New York's Blue Note to Washington's Kennedy Center and Boston's Symphony Hall and collaborated with artists such as George Garzone, Danilo Perez, Fred
Hersh, Eli Degibri, Anat Cohen, Ferenc Nemeth, Donny McCaslin, Frank London and others.
Ehud is combining his musical work - playing, composing, arranging and recording - with a social component, and different projects
that involve music and the community. He has performed and worked in musical and social enterprises in the USA, Peru, Panama, Israel, Europe and Japan.

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