WOLVERHAMPTON LITERATURE FESTIVAL
FRIDAY 26TH - SUNDAY 28TH JANUARY 2018
SONGWRITING WORKSHOP WITH DAN WHITEHOUSE - The Immersion Method (Lite Version)
NEWHAMPTON ARTS CENTRE
Saturday 27th January - times 10.30am - 4.30pm
Book by 16th Dec to get a free ticket to Dan’s concert at NAC on Sunday 17th Dec
Led by singer songwriter Dan Whitehouse, a songwriting workshop with the aim to unlock writer’s block and provide stimulus and motivation to generate new and original raw material.
Working by ear, and improvisation, not music theory based, the immersion method aims to re-connect writers with their inner-child creative self and consists of a series of simple musical games and exercises.
You will have a rough time if you go into this process thinking of it as some kind of test that will reveal how good or bad a songwriter you are, or if you treat the situation like a school assignment, in which work will be assessed by some overseeing authority. Remember you’re playing a game!
This exercise is based on the book: The Frustrated Songwriter’s Handbook By Karl Coryat and Nicholas Dobson
“personal snapshots from the heart – a fine songwriter”
5 stars MAVERICK magazine
“Really, really gorgeous songs... ” - Janice Long, BBC Radio 2
“Lyrics which involuntarily swerve your gaze to the sky” - Music Week
"Sensational!" - Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music
“delicate voice and subtle melodies” THE TIMES
In 2008, Tom Robinson of BBC 6 Music invited Dan to take part in a rural songwriting retreat using the ‘ImmersionMethod’* and funded by Notting Hill Music Publishing.
*The Frustrated Songwriter’s Handbook By Karl Coryat and Nicholas Dobson.
He was inspired by the retreat and as result set up ‘the Songwriting Circle’ a group of active writer’s publishing and performing new work at mac Birmingham since 2010.
2009 –The Balloon, The Bubble, and The Box (3 EPs CD/DL – Tiger Dan Records)
2011 – Self titled Debut Album (CD/DL - Tiger Dan Records)
2013 – Reaching For A State Of Mind (CD/DL - Tiger Dan Records)
2014 – Reaching Further For A State Of Mind (EP /DL – Tiger Dan Records)
Still with Anja McCloskey (CD/DL – Sotones Records)
Raw State (CD/DL – Heantun Recording Co)
2016 – Introducing (EP/DL Reveal Records)