Aurora Engine: Embracing the Beauty of Imperfection in Music Making

‘Embracing the Beauty of Imperfection in Music Making’ – live composition workshop and talk.
In this workshop Deb (Aurora Engine) will explore the role of confidence in making music and how leaning into vulnerability and imperfection can be beautiful and enriching. After a brief talk reflecting on her personal journey, Deb will then invite audience members to take part in a live group composition, contributing one small part using voice or piano to create a larger piece of music. The outcome is unknown, and depends on the participants on the day and the creative ways they make sound. Deb invites you to lower your inhibitions, embrace and enjoy the power of community in making music.

**Guidance will be given and whilst participation is encouraged it’s not compulsory – spectators welcome and fun is the essence!!!

About the artist

Deb (Aurora Engine) is a harpist / pianist / songwriter and composer living in Leith and working across Scotland.

She is also a community musician and has designed and delivered music education to homeless communities and women’s groups in Edinburgh for the last 5 years. This workshop was inspired by her personal relationship with perfectionism, confidence and the role it has played in her musical journey and work within communities.

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Entry to the space is free. But please consider donating £5-10, all of which goes to the Pianodrome to cover our considerable running costs.


August 2 @ 11:00
11:00 — 12:00 (1h)

Free drop in