演劇の絆創膏

ケビン・マキュー

1982年アメリカ合衆国ワシントン州シアトル生まれ。ピアニスト・アコーディオン奏者。アメリカ合衆国で最も古い歴史をもつ音楽学校、オバーリン音楽院と、ドイツのベルリン工科大学でジャズピアノとドイツ語を学ぶ。2006年にトマス・J・ワトソン研究奨学金を獲得し、一年間に渡り5カ国で即興音楽の研究をした。

2011年、国際交流基金からの助成を受け、東日本大震災復興支援のための演劇および短編映画作品に楽曲を提供。また、最近では、日米の音楽家を結びつけるプロジェクトSeattle Meets Tokyo: Modern Jazz Connectionsの主宰者として、2015年のSeattle4Culture賞を受賞した。

東京在住9年目の現在も、マキューは多種多様なジャンルに渡って音楽活動を続けている。プロのジャズピアニストとして東京の著名なジャズクラブやホテルで演奏をしているだけでなく、アコーディオン奏者としての活動や、即興演劇の劇伴やクラシック、ロック等の演奏もする。また、NHKのテレビ番組「SONGS」やCASIO、ヤマハの鍵盤楽器のプロモーション映像への出演、S2Sジャパンを始めとするレーベルや様々なバンドのレコーディングに、バンドマスター・作曲家・編曲家として携わっている。


ワークショップ

I have taught hundreds of hours of both regular workshops, as well as workshops as a special guest at theater festivals across the world. Workshops are highly personal depending on group level and size, but here is sample of workshops I’ve taught in the past:

Music Fundamentals
Are you a total beginner and lack confidence in your singing? Not sure where a verse ends and a chorus starts? Have some experience but want to refresh? Join my fundamentals workshop to get back to the basics! We cover everything from basic musical concepts, breathing, rhyming, feeling beats, how to hear an intro, simple song structures and more. Armed with some basic knowledge, by the end your confidence will be up and you'll want to sing about it!

Styles
Ever wonder how the blues came about? What the difference between an aria and a recitative is? Why is call and response important? In my styles workshop we'll not only learn the history behind certain musical styles, but break down real life examples to get to the essence of each. Stop faking it and gain real knowledge of a variety of rich musical traditions. So get the inside scoop on styles like Broadway musicals, salsa, blues, bossa nova, opera or request your own!

Accompanists Workshop
By popular demand, we gather any and all accompanists you have working with your group, and I give pointers and instruction ranging from vocal warmups to songs and scene accompaniment, while also candidly showing the actors what the musicians are thinking. Cross-cultural dialogue and good training for both sides of the stage!

Advanced
A continuation of fundamentals, we get deeper into song structures and work on bridges and polished endings, key changes, and a larger variety of rhyming styles. We'll also explore creating lush harmonies, contrapuntal singing and beyond. Take your group, duo and solo singing to the next level!

Tailor Made
Does your group have something special they really want to drill? Just work on choruses for 3 hours? Develop harmonies and group songs? Up your sea chanty game? No problem, on request I'm happy to create a thorough and unique workshop to fit your musical needs.