Samora Pinderhughes and his ensemble lead a communal workshop session in which Samora will discuss his approach to composing and creating music and lyrics, and then work with participants on refining their compositions and concepts. Emphasis will be on song structure, detail in both music & lyrics, and creating music that speaks to both personal and sociopolitical realities.

The masterclass is open to anyone with a serious interest in composition; priority will be given to professional and aspiring musicians/composers. Participants are encouraged to bring their original lyrics to the masterclass.

Biography

Samora Pinderhughes

Pianist/vocalist, composer, interdisciplinary artist, and surrealist Samora Pinderhughes is known for his honest lyrics, his harmonic language, his vulnerable visuals, his sociopolitical commentary, and his commitment to making art that is of use to everyday life. His work delves into all the things society tries to hide – about its history, about its structures, and about the individual and daily things we all experience but don’t know how to talk about. His art is an invitation to feel things deeply, and to think deeply about how we all live.