#1 Syncopated Sisters Residency Berlin | March 9-12, 2023
for women/ FLINTA

From March 9-12, 2023 the residency offers workshops, talks and activities that will provide a space for music, exchange, networking and female empowerment. 

The event aims to connect female musicians within the Jazz and Swing community in Europe and includes a band workshop. For non-musicians that are interested in an exchange around the topic of female empowerment in the scene, it is also  possible to register for the afternoon program of the residency without the band workshop.


PROGRAM

BAND WORKSHOPS

A big part of the residency is the band workshop. A big part of the residency are the band workshops. The results of the workshops will be performed on the last evening.

12 CLOUDS OF JOY | band workshop 1
experienced / professional level

For three days the participants will be working on compositions and arrangements by Mary Lou Williams (1910-1981), originally written for Andy Kirk’s 12 Clouds of Joy 1929-31. This band workshop will be led by the bandleader and trumpet player Marie-Anne Standaert from Gent/Belgium.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!

SYSTERS 2 | band workshop 2
intermediate / advanced amateur level

Here the participants will be focusing on a repertoire by female composers too. This band workshop will be led by the bandleader, trumpet player and singer Andrea Strandberg from Paris.

REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN!

AFTERNOON PROGRAM

On the other hand the residency will give space for feminist perspectives, empowerment, exchange and visions of the future. The afternoon workshops engage with topics such as presence, voice, movement, resonance and expression, that are not music related. And there will be an exchange about “woman in jazz”, experiences of female empowerment in a male dominated music business, female leadership, networking, and collectivity.

REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN!

EVENINGS

Time to explore Berlin’s music and nightlife: there will be concerts by all-female bands, jam sessions, as well as time to meet and connect.


Preliminary Schedule

– changes in the program might still be possible –

THURSDAY | MARCH 9, 2023
evening | welcome concert and social dance

FRIDAY | MARCH 10, 2023
morning – early afternoon | band workshop 1 | 12 CLOUDS OF JOY
afternoon | empowerment workshop 
afternoon | band workshop 2 | SYSTERS 2
evening |  concert and jam session

SATURDAY | MARCH 11, 2023
morning – early afternoon | band workshop 1 | 12 CLOUDS OF JOY
afternoon | empowerment workshop 
afternoon | band workshop 2 | SYSTERS 2
evening |  eat and meet

SUNDAY | MARCH 12, 2023
morning – afternoon | walking tour in the city
afternoon | band workshops 1+ 2
early evening | presentation of workshop songs and panel discussion – afterwards social dance!


REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION FORM

Participants can be invited by the network members or apply directly at the Syncopation Society Berlin. Beware, there are limited spots for the band workshop. 

PACKAGES

  • package 1  | band workshop 1 – 12 CLOUDS OF JOY – and afternoon program | 135,- € – REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!
  • package 2  |  afternoon program on female empowerment only | 65,- € – REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN!
  • package 3 (new!) | band workshop 2 – SYSTERS 2 | 165,- € REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN!*

Free of charge for participants invited by SEN (Swinging Europe Network). There might be additional expenses for the evening events.
*Please see info in the registration from on which instruments we can still accept.

CONTACT

You can contact us via registration@syncopation.de and join our facebook event here.


This residency is part of the project Swinging Europe.
Co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Commission.