INTERNATIONAL MUSIC VILLAGE 2022

International Music Village is a community where music can refresh and renew you in the middle of the pure Finnish nature. It is a journey to your own pedagogy and provides a mirror for your teaching.

DATES

Monday 25.7.2022 16:00 – Saturday 30.7.2022 13:00

LOCATION

Opistontie 21, 56100 Ruokolahti
STEP-Education
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LANGUAGE OF THE COURSE

English

TEACHERS

PEKKA SAARIKORPI (FIN)

Pekka Saarikorpi is a Finnish percussionist, body percussionist, performing artist and educator. As an educator, he has worked with numerous music, dance and theater companies and institutions all over Finland and abroad. At the moment, he is one of the most wanted educator and teacher trainer in Finland in the field of rhythmic and holistic music education. In his rhythm & movement pedagogy, Pekka emphasizes the process of group learning, the power of group experience and every participants’ individual bodily action and bodily knowing  the experiential, holistic and kinesthetic learning processes. Pekka Saarikorpi is a Nordic representative of European ’Back to Body’ organization that promotes holistic teacher training and rhythmic education in European art institutions.

As a performing artist, Pekka Saarikorpi combines the spontaneity of improvised music and expressionistic dimensions of the Nordic folk traditions – music, mythology, symbolic meaning-making and rituals. Pekka Saarikorpi’s solo performances consist of varied holistic solo pieces and miscellaneous percussion numbers. Pekka Saarikorpi has collaborated with various art companies in the field of folk and improvised music, theater, dance and circus. As a musician he’s been involved in over 30 albums. He has also done holistic and site-specific sound designs for contemporary dance and theater companies, such as Carl Knif, Pori Dance Company, Wusheng Company, and many others. Much of Pekka’s pedagogical tools are built on his artistic expression and his thoughts on music, dance and art education as practical art forms.

RHYTHM AND MOVEMENT WITH A NORDIC TWIST

Experience Nordic rhythms and folk songs, body percussion and creative choreographies, circle music, and music with daily objects under the guidance of Pekka Saarikorpi.

Pekka Saarikorpi

NIAMH O BRIEN (IE)

Niamh is a harp player, composer, and singer from Co. Limerick. She has performed in Ireland, Europe, and America as a solo artist, and with traditional Irish music groups such as The Chieftains, AnTara, Mick Moloney, and Hoodman Blind. Since 2017 she has been active in audio and radio, working as an editor and producer with the award-winning Grey Heron Media and The Irish in New York Oral History Project. Her compositional practice combines traditional, folk and electronic music, with radio and audio arts. She holds first class degrees in Irish Music and Dance (B.A) and Irish Studies (M.A) and is currently studying for a PhD in Arts Practice at the University of Limerick.

Niamh is also a tutor with Music Generation, Ireland’s National Music Education Programme which helps children and young people access vocal and instrumental tuition locally. She teaches music programmes for primary and secondary school students and also leads Music Generation Clare’s harp ensemble.

BETWEEN THE JIGS AND THE REELS

Explore the close ties that exist between Irish traditional music, Irish traditional song, and Irish dancing. Niamh will introduce some repertoire from the Irish tradition, explore its historical context, and show how it exists in music, song and dance, and the many instruments and regional styles of Ireland. Classes will also explore and experiment with how this material is adaptable for the contemporary classroom.

Niamh O Brien

ACCOMMODATION

STEP Education Ruokolahti offers accommodation in two different buildings: The main house and the dormitory. All rooms have their own toilet and shower. The accommodation includes a shared kitchenette and a lounge. The normal price includes accommodation in a shared double room. The extra charge for a single room is 13 € / night.

PRICES

Normal price: 549 €
(Price without accommodation and breakfast 399 €)

Member of JaSeSoi ry: 499 €
(Price without accommodation and breakfast 349 €)

Students: 420 €
(Price without accommodation and breakfast 270 €)

Extra services
Single room, extra charge is 13 € / night = 65 € / course

REGISTRATION

Registration is organized by STEP Education.

QUESTIONS?

Information about accommodation, the payments and other practical things: irma.kosonen@step.fi

Information regarding the course: elin.bergdal@jasesoi.com

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