Ned Ginsberg Workshop
Calling all musicians! Want to explore the relationship between composing and orchestrating in commercial work? Returning to Ramp Festival for his second year, composer and arranger Ned Paul Ginsberg hosts this practical workshop, where he’ll present several ‘before and after’ scores and highlight the adjustments that an orchestrator can bring to a songwriter or scoring composer’s work.
Get your questions ready, because he’ll also discuss the best background and training for entering the profession; writing for ensembles both large and small; writing for drums and guitar; for background choral singers; reducing scores from one configuration to another; working from lead sheets, piano parts and/or demos; integrating synthesisers with orchestral sounds; and transcription and transposition.
If that isn’t enough, Ned will also talk about orchestrating your own compositions — when does one hat go on and the other off? — with examples from his own career working on projects such as Liza Minnelli (Broadway); “Aladdin” (Broadway in London); “Galavant” (Alan Menken) and “Wonder Pets” (Nickelodeon).