(18.8 welcome date / 24.8 departure date)
Lefteris Moumtzis and Dave De Rose invite music producers, songwriters and instrumentalists alike to join a workshop, which aims to discover and activate the many facets of a music creative's artistic needs and aspirations. The group work will build on a combination of discussion and hands-on exploration of sounds, recording, editing and mixing, as well as composition and lyric writing. The workshop's interactive approach will introduce new notions and conceptual possibilities that will serve to broaden each attendee's perception and artistic focus.
Attention will be given to each participant's background and musical identity as well as their respective desires regarding music making. Musical concepts will bridge a path for turning ideas and improvisations into working material, giving life to inspiring new recordings that can represent each artist, eventually taking form into a finished product.
The workshop will explore all collaboration combinations in the industry e.g. between artist and producer, composer and instrumentalist, artist to label, to name a few, deliberating and consulting along the way. Aided by real life examples from the two instructors' personal experiences as professionals in the field, they will divulge useful tools on how to operate in the various working environments.
Lefteris Moumtzis is a musician, songwriter and producer. With a career spanning more than twenty years, Moumtzis has released acclaimed solo and band recordings both as a composer/performer and as a producer. In 2016 he released his first solo album under his real name, 'Now Happiness' and in February 2019 his first album as Freedom Candlemaker, Beaming Light, marking a new era for his career. The album was met with multiple positive reviews from internationally renowned press outlets. The singles ‘Gold’ and ‘I am love’ followed in 2020 and 2021 respectively. He has composed music for various theatre and dance productions and is the artistic director of Fengaros Festival, Fengaros Music Village and the record label Louvana Records.
Dave De Rose
Dave De Rose is multi-instrumentalist, producer & educator based between London and Athens. Studying Jazz at The Guildhall he graduated with distinction, toured as a drummer with popular music bands Moloko, Roisin Murphy, Mark Ronson & The Business International, Mulatu Astatke, Rokia Traore and recorded drums for Bastille, Jamie Cullum, Scroobius Pip and much more. Over time he has been shifting away from session work, becoming more deeply involved with self-built underground projects such as Electric Jalaba and his own productions as Dave De Rose, Agile Experiments and Athens based project Rave At Your Fictional Borders. He has previously ran workshops on drumming, improvisation, DIY production and band performance. His own label DDR Records boasts twenty four record releases that caught the attention of the British Library's “Sound Archive” project requesting to have them on catalogue "to archive and preserve the music as part of the nation's audio and cultural heritage".