The workshops Magical Jazz Forest, Whose Voice Is This? and Rhythmic Body Orchestra which were designed by musicians participating in the Children’s Workshop Design Programme, organized by İKSV Alt Kat in collaboration with the Istanbul Jazz Festival and support of the İstanbul Development Agency, took part in the A Childish Day event at the 26th Istanbul Jazz Festival.
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The Magical Jazz Forest, coordinated by Avi Medina, Rüya Nesrin and Sanat Deliorman, which brings the unique creations of children and team spirit together, presented a special free performance during A Childlike Day. Following the ten-week workshop programme held at İKSV Alt Kat in collaboration with the Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and Migrants and Beyoğlu Social Services Centre, participating children took audiences at A Childlike Day to the world of the magical jazz forest with an improvised performance inspired by blues tunes.
In the polyphonic workshop titled Whose Voice Is This?, children between the ages of 5 and 8 worked on basic sound exercises with the workshop coordinator Ezgi Barhan. The concept of “polyphony” was introduced in the workshop where games were played with different sounds.
At the Rhythmic Body Orchestra coordinated by Erdem Topsakal, children between the ages of 9 and 12 participated in various rhythm and body percussion exercises and had the chance to experience how a professional musician prepared for concerts during this enjoyable workshop.