"endless energy, mesmerising talent and unswerving commitment" Julian Bigg, Conductor
Eleanor Turner is a harpist and composer who creates unique shows for herself and her ensemble to perform worldwide. She is a member of contemporary folk band Ranagri, a leading expert on contemporary harp music, a composer and producer.
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Wishing love and peace, safety and wellness to you all, around the World, during the pandemic of COVID-19
Eleanor is temporarily refocusing her activities on online streams, courses, one to one lessons via Zoom (a wonderful platform for sharing not just the live stream lesson or class, but also teaching materials and videos) and through PATREON where you can sign up for as little as £1 per month to show support to Eleanor in her creative work. In return, you get rewards, special videos, be the first to know about anything important and discounts. Link to Eleanor's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/EleanorStrings and feel free to request an online lesson with Eleanor. email@example.com
HOT OFF THE PRESS Eleanor's NEW COURSE goes online at eleanorturner.teachable.com THIS FRIDAY 27th March at 8pm GMT. It is a coproduction between her and her dear colleague Mendi Singh. Together, they created a course in which you learn the basics of Indian classical music: Ragas, Rhythm and Rhetoric was the original concept and it really expanded into a beautiful sharing platform where two of Eleanor's students joined Mendi and her one day in November and embraced the authentic improvisatory spirit of Indian classica music, basing their musical explorations on foundation level knowledge of raags (we touch on Charukeshi and Asavari), rhythm (Taal - the system of beat cycles in Indian classical music) and the kind of shapes and gestures you get in improvisations.
The course was made with support from the UKHA (United Kingdom Harp Association) and can be accessed for FREE if you are a member of the UKHA, via a coupon code that you can get from Friday via the Members Only section of their website, www.ukharp.net.
If you're not a UKHA member, and you don't even need to be a harp player to take the course, you can access the course for the Special Introductory Price of $20 (amazing bargain offered in solidarity with other musicians, due to the current worldwide crisis) or for the HALF price offer of £10 if you support Eleanor via Patreon. If none of these coupons are relevant, it's still a bargain price at only $20!
Link to Eleanor's new course: The Three Waves by Tala Tarang - you can read about the course right now, there are videos and information to help you to decide whether it's for you or not! It's a course that would initially take around 2 hours to read and watch the whole thing: there are three 'waves' which all include 2 PDFs, a 20 minute video in which Eleanor and Mendi verbally teach (so this course is for you if you do - or don't - read western notation sheet music) and a fun quiz! There are a couple of extra exercises and suggested listening. If you enjoy the lessons, you can keep going over the videos to play along with Mendi on the tabla. It is for harpists (pedal, lever or Paraguayan) primarily, but other instrumentalists will benefit from it too, as well as music appreciators in general!
ONLINE CONCERTS - Due to the devastating Covid-19 virus, Aquilae Duo's Launde Abbey concert on Sunday was moved online and Eleanor and Lisa would like to thank so many people for tuning in and many more for watching it since. Here is the link to the YouTube video:
Thursday 2nd April POSTPONED Tala Tarang at Muzikstan (St. Columba Church, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8DD) is now postponed, to Thursday May 7th if we are allowed to do performances by then and if not, a later date. There is a facebook group 'Muzikstan' with all the events and it's an event that happens every month with different world music artists.